Court remands couple in prison for assault on neighbour, theft

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the couple will spend 10 days in prison.

An Abuja Senior Magistrates’ Court on Friday remanded a couple, Gbenga and Elizabeth of GRA Mpape, Abuja, in prison for allegedly beating up one Rabinatu Adamu.

They were charged for assaulting and causing bodily harm to one Rabinatu Adamu.

They duo will spend 10 days in prison, because they were unable to meet the bail conditions granted by Senior Magistrate Grace Adebayo.

The Police Prosecutor, Mohammed Abdullahi, told the court that on November 20, Ms. Adamu also of GRA Mpape, reported the case to the Mpape Police Station.

Mr. Abdullahi said that the couple were involved in a fight with the complainant and her sister Alira Adamu, who got hurt in the process.

He said that during the fight, the accused allegedly stole a Techno cell phone valued at N7,000, a Nokia phone valued at N4,000 and N5,000 cash belonging to the complainant.

He said that the offence contravened the provisions of sections 79 and 247 of the Penal Code.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the offence.

The senior magistrate granted the accused bail in the sum of N100,000 each with one surety each.

But as at the end of the court’s sitting, they were not able to meet the conditions for bail, as nobody came for them.

Mr. Adebayo, then, ordered that the couple be remanded in prison custody till the next adjourned date of December 10, for further hearing.

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