17 December 2012

Nigeria: Traditional Head Charged With Assault, Mischief

The community head of Tudun Wada village along Airport Road, Abuja, Mai Angwa Muhammed Usman, was on Wednesday arraigned before an Upper Area Court sitting in Karu, Abuja for allegedly assaulting one Tijjani Isma'il of Grassroots People Welfare Union.

Police prosecutor, Muhammad Garba, told the court that on August 14, the complainant reported to the FCT Police Commissioner, alleging that he was holding a meeting with members of his union on August 12 at about 1600 hours when about 28 thugs stormed the venue and attacked them.

He accused Mai Angwa Muhammad Usman and Musa Yohanna of sending the thugs, whom he said tore his clothes, dragged him to the community head's palace and forced him to sit on the floor.

The prosecutor said the offence contravene Sections 266 and 327 of the Penal Code.

The two accused persons however pleaded not guilty and Judge Umar Yusuf Kagarko granted them bail in the sum of N50,000 each with a surety each in like sums, who must be resident within the court's jurisdiction.

The case was adjourned to February 1, 2013 for hearing.

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