May 27, 2024

Woman arraigned for allegedly biting ‘mediator’

Woman arraigned for allegedly biting ‘mediator’

A 27-year-old woman, Chioma Okeke was on Wednesday arraigned in a Grade I Area Court in Kado, Abuja for allegedly biting a mediator, who attempted to bring peace during an argument.

The police charged Okeke with causing grievous hurt.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Prosecution Counsel, Stanley Nwafoaku, told the court that the matter was reported at the Utako Police Station by the complainant, Ms Roseline Isonguyoyo.

Nwafoaku said that the defendant went to the complainant’s place of work in Wuse Zone 5, Abuja where she had an altercation with one of the complainant’s customers.

He alleged that the defendant pounced on the complainant and bit her on her right hand and tore her clothes.

The police also said that the defendant also attacked the complainant with a sharp object on her right eye.

The prosecutor said the complainant was rushed to the Gwarinpa General Hospital, where she paid N15,000 to treat her injuries.

He said the offence contravened the provision of Section 246 of the Penal Code Law.

The judge, Malam Muhammed Wakili admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N500, 000 and a surety in like sum.

He ordered that the surety must provide a passport photograph, any valid means of identification and a BVN printout from her bank.

Wakili also adjourned the matter until Sept. 19, for hearing.


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