Man, 41, ac­cused of fondling wo­man’s breast

Daily Trust - - CRIME - By Ka­mardeen A. Is­mail

A 41-year-old man has been ar­raigned at an Abuja Up­per Area Court for al­legedly touching a wo­man’s breast and other parts of her body with­out her con­sent.

The pros­e­cu­tor, A. O. Urom, told the court that the ac­cused per­son, iden­ti­fied as Favour Isah, was ar­rested fol­low­ing a dis­tress call made by one Nma Love Onyechere, claim­ing that some­body had at­tempted to rape her house­maid (name with­held).

He told the court that the ac­cused was re­ported to have re­peat­edly made passes at the wo­man, which she had sev­er­ally shunned.

He said that on June 29, Nma Love re­ported that the ac­cused per­son way­laid her house­maid and fon­dled her breast and other sen­si­tive parts of her body.

“In an at­tempt to have car­nal knowl­edge of the com­plainant, the ac­cused over­pow­ered her and dragged her into his room”, the pros­e­cu­tor added.

The house­maid was res­cued by her neigh­bours, who were alerted by the com­plainant’s scream, the pros­e­cu­tor said.

The ac­cused, who was said to have com­mit­ted an of­fence con­tra­ven­ing Sec­tion 268 of the pe­nal code, pleaded not guilty to the one-count charge.

The de­fen­dant’s counsel, Bar­ris­ter U. Sa­muel, ap­plied for bail of the ac­cused, which was granted by judge, Umar Yusuf Ka­garko, in the sum of N30,000 and a surety in like sum.

The case was ad­journed Septem­ber 14, for hear­ing. to

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