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Published On: Thu, Jun 12th, 2014

Bizwoman in trouble for assaulting police officer

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The police have arraigned a businesswoman, Susan Pama, 26, in a Senior Magistrates’ court in Wuse Zone 2, Abuja, for allegedly assaulting a police officer.

Pama, who resides at Tudun Wada village, Lugbe, Abuja, is charged with four counts of Joint act, criminal intimidation, resisting arrest and assault on a public servant.

The prosecutor, Cpl Paul Anigbo, told the court on June 17 that one Mr. Babada Kolawole of same address as the accused lodged a report against the accused at the Lugbe Police Station.

Anigbo told the court that Kolawole had reported that the accused threatened to kill his wife.

According to the prosecutor, Cpl Baba John was sent to arrest and bring the accused for questioning; but instead of complying with the officer, she resisted arrest and attacked the police officer, while

performing his lawfully duty.

 “She beat up the police officer with the help of her brothers, Victor Pama, and Lucky Idris, of same address who are now at large,’’ Anigbo said.

Anigbo told the court that during police investigation, the accused was unable to give a satisfactory account of herself.

He prayed the court to remand the accused in prison custody, because investigation into the matter was still ongoing.

He said the offence contravened sections 79, 397, 172, and 267 of the Penal code respectively, which if found guilty; she would be liable to prison term which may extend to seven years, with fine or both.

The counsel to the accused, Mr. Friday Okenkwu, applied for her bail under the 1999 Constitution which presumed an accused innocent until proven otherwise.

He said that if his client was obliged, she would not jump bail jeopardise further investigation into the matter.

Okenkwu informed the court that the accused was pregnant and needed proper medical attention.

The Magistrate, Mr. Aliyu Shafa, granted the accused bail in the sum of N100, 000 with one reasonable surety who must reside within the court’s jurisdiction.

Shafa adjourned the case until July 7 for hearing proper. (NAN)

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