Police arraign trader for allegedly beating up, stripping neighbour

THE police on Thursday arraigned a 30-year-old trader, Ruth Godfrey, in a Magistrates’ Court in Minna for allegedly beating up and stripping her neighbour, during a fight.

The police charged Godfrey with three counts of assault, inciting disturbance, criminal force and criminal intimidation.

The Prosecution Counsel, Insp. Ahmed Ali told the court that the matter was reported at the Tudun Wada station on June 24.

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Ali alleged that a fight broke out when the defendant removed a table from a shop belonging to her neighbour, Peace Iyke.

He alleged that when the complainant asked the defendant why she removed the table, she invited thugs to beat her up.

Ali alleged that the complainant was also stripped naked.

He alleged that the defendant also threatened to kill the complainant’s husband.

The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 114, 265 and 397 of the Penal Code Law.

When the charges were read to her, she pleaded not guilty.

The prosecutor thereafter prayed the court for an adjournment to enable the police to conclude investigation into the matter

In her ruling, the Magistrate Sa’adatu Gambo admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N500, 000 and one surety in like sum.

Gambo adjourned the matter until Aug. 8 for further mention.

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