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Man docked for allegedly slapping woman


court.jpg-citynewsTHE police on Tuesday arraigned one Abubakar Sani of Lugbe, Abuja, in the Gudu Upper Area Court for allegedly slapping a woman who was a fellow passenger with him in a taxi. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the defendant is standing trial on a two-count charge of criminal force and assault.

The prosecutor, Urom Otu, told the court that one Gloria Christopher of Karshi village, Abuja, formally reported the matter at the Garki Police Station on Monday. He said while the plaintiff was in a taxi at Area 3 junction in Abuja, the defendant started insulting other passengers.. He added that the offence contravened Section 265 of the Penal Code.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty when his plea was taken. The trial judge, Alhaji Umar Kagarko, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N20,000 with a reliable surety in like sum. He adjourned the case till March 9 for hearing.

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