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Businessman, 32, docked for beating man to coma

Posted: Apr 17, 2015 at 5:29 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

The police have arraigned one Ndubisi Akpan, 32, in a Wuse Zone 2 Senior Magistrates’ Court, Abuja, for allegedly beating another man to coma.

The prosecutor, Abdullahi Alhassan, said the accused, a businessman, who resides at Gosa, along Airport Road, Abuja, was arraigned on a three-count charge of criminal force, assault and causing bodily harm.

Alhassan told the court that the accused committed the alleged offence on April 9, while one Monday Paul reported the case at the Mabushi Police Station. The prosecutor alleged that the suspect beat the complainant to a coma, for preventing a commercial vehicle from conveying the bags of cement bought by him (accused) from the depot.

The prosecutor told the court that the accused, who had previously been convicted on two different occasions for similar offence, allegedly admitted committing the crime.

He said the offence contravened sections 265 and 246 of the Penal Code.

The accused, however, denied the allegations and pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Magistrate Aliyu Shafa granted him bail in the sum of N300, 000 with one surety in like sum. Shafa, who ordered that the surety must reside within the court’s jurisdiction, adjourned hearing till May 13.

Similarly, a Karu Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, has sentenced two students – John Isaac, aged 25 years, and Isaac Abba, aged 21 years – to two months in prison each for constituting public disturbance.

The judge, Hassan Ishaq, sentenced the two, both residing at Katampe Extention, Abuja, after they pleaded guilty to the one-count charge of public disturbance against them Ishaq, however, gave the convicts an option to pay N5,000 fine each and warned them to desist from committing any crime.






He said “the convicts should write an undertaking with the registrar of this court never to commit any offence again as the court will not take it likely with them again,’’ he added.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Philips Akogwu, had told the court that a team of police detectives led by Asp Idris Ibrahim, attached to Asokoro Police Station, Abuja, arrested the two.

Akogwu said while the team was on crime prevention patrol within Asokoro metropolis, Abuja, it met the convicts fighting at a public place and inflicting injuries on themselves.

He added that the two disturbed the peace of residents within the environment, noting that what they did

contravened the provisions of Section 113 of the Penal Code.