6 docked for allegedly beating pregnant woman to miscarriage

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The men beat the pregnant woman in Wuse, Abuja.

Six people who allegedly beat a pregnant woman, causing her to lose her pregnancy, were arraigned before an Abuja Court on Friday.

The police arraigned the six accused 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, Abdullahi Adamu, told the court that the matter was reported by Ms. Michael at the Wuse Zone 3 Police Station on December 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. The sureties must be civil servants.

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

NAN

  • Serere

    These toughs are the ones who have turned Nigeria to a land of fear and anxiety. Six men ganged up to beat up a pregnant woman to the point of losing her pregnancy! Ah!!! It sounds like a fiction. But if it is true, these guys should be taught a lesson they will never forget in their lives. I don’t know why the government is looking for the faceless Boko Haram all over everywhere in Nigeria. These guys are the Boko Haram the government is looking for. How on earth can you beat a woman up mercilessly that way because you claimed that she was looking at you, if that was true. Let’s even say that their accusation was true, how did they see and know that she was looking at them? It means they were looking at her too. So which offence has she committed by looking at those that were looking at her. I hope the magistrate will be able to bring sense out of this case. We need to stand up and save our dear nation from these lawless people.