Vanguard (Lagos)

15 December 2012

Nigeria: Six Docked for Allegedly Beating Pregnant Woman

Abuja — The police on Friday arraigned six persons before an Abuja Senior Magistrates' Court for allegedly beating a pregnant woman, Favour Michael, at Wuse Market, Abuja.

The accused persons are Hashimu Sani, Idris Garba, Adamu Auwal, Sabiu Idris, Abubakar Sa'eed and Ibrahim Mohammed, all of Wuse Zone 6, Abuja.

The police prosecutor, Sgt. Abdullahi Adamu, told the court that the matter was reported by Michael at the Wuse Zone 3 Police Station on Dec. 10.

"The complainant said that the accused persons alleged that she was looking at them, adding that the beating led to the miscarriage of her pregnancy.

The accused persons pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Magistrate Vera Tokura granted each accused person bail in the sum of N50, 000 with one surety each in like sum and must be civil servants.

She adjourned the case to Jan. 22, 2013 for hearing.

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