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Published On: Thu, Nov 13th, 2014

Police arraign female lawyer over mischief

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For allegedly slaying a man’s fowl and destruction of 19 eggs, a 38-year-old female lawyer, Hajiya Hamamatu Manu, has appeared before a Gudu Upper Area court in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Manu, who resides at Apo resettlement, Abuja, was arraigned in the court by the Police, on a one-count charged of mischief.

The prosecutor, Insp Emmanuel Edet, told the court that Terhemen Kolum of Zone B, Apo resettlement, Abuja, reported the matter at the Apo Police Station on November 4.

Edet said that the accused killed the complainant’s fowl, destroyed 19 eggs and destroyed all the bricks that the complainant used in building his fowl’s house sometime in September.

According to him, the damage caused amounted to the sum of N25, 000.

He further said that when the complainant challenged the accused, she told him that she acted based on the instructions of the owner of the house.

The prosecutor said the offence contravened Section 329 of the Penal Code.

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

The Counsel, Mr. Sanni Dawaki, made a bail application in favour of his client; and for bail to be granted based on self-recognition as the accused was also a lawyer.

Dawaki assured the court that the accused would not jump bail.

The Judge, Umar Kagarko, admitted the accused to bail based in self-recognition and adjourned the case to December 17 for hearing. (NAN)


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