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Published On: Sun, Apr 13th, 2014

Police arraign landlord for assaulting tenant

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The police yesterday arraigned a 32-year-old landlord, Adagu Simeon, in a Grade 1 Area Court in Kado, Abuja, for assaulting his tenant.

Simeon, who resides at Anguwan Rogo Village, Abuja, is charged with criminal force, assault and intimidation.The prosecutor, Sgt. Simeon Emmanuel, told the court that Benjamin Daniel of the same address reported the matter at the Life Camp Police Division, abuja, on April 7.

He said that an argument ensued between the accused and the complainant over rent payment.He added that the accused person hit the complainant and chased him with a cutlass and neighbours had to intervene to rescue him “but he sustained bodily injuries in the process.’’

The prosecutor said that the offence contravened the provisions of sections 265 and 397 of the Penal Code. If he is found guilty he is liable to not less than five years imprisonment with an option to pay a fine or both.

However, the accused person pleaded not guilty to the charge. The presiding judge, Malam Sadiq Mohammed, admitted the accused person to bail in the sum of N5, 000 and a reliable surety.Mohammed adjourned the case until May 7 for further hearing. (NAN)

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