A crippled woman, Aisha Yunusa, who appeared before a Grade One Area Court, Lugbe, Abuja, accused by Hauwa Musa of attempting to kill her on Monday agreed to settle out of court.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the case first came up for hearing on Nov. 28. Ms. Yunusa had alleged that her colleague, Musa who resides at Karmajiji village, Airport road, Abuja was dating her husband. Mrs Musa, a widow also prayed the court to compel the defendant to desist from carrying out her threat as well as pay her the sum of N200,000 as damages for defaming her and her daughter.
Mrs Musa said that the defendant on Nov. 21, came to her house, armed with a knife and cutlass, accused both her and her daughter of having an affair with Yunusa’s husband. Mrs Musa also said that the defendant then threatened to kill the two of them, burn their house and harm them if they did not stop ‘seeing’ her husband.
Ms Yunusa, however, denied all the allegations brought against her by Musa when asked by the judge to comment on the accusations against her. At the resumed hearing on Monday, Yunusa told the court that a meeting was held at the weekend at Karmajiji village and was attended by the chief and some elders to settle the dispute.
She said that they were advised to go to court and request for the withdrawal of the matter so that it would be settled out of court. Mrs Musa however, corroborated Yunusa’s withdrawal wish, but said that if they failed to settle the matter, she would return to court. The Judge, Haruna Manasawa, after hearing both parties in the suit, adjourned the case to Dec. 12 for “report of settlement’’. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Musa and Yunusa are both physically challenged and are residing at Karmajiji residential settlement of the FCT.