The police on Wednesday arraigned Abe John, 32, of Nyanya Junction, Abuja before an Abuja Upper Area Court for alleged criminal trespass, mischief, assault and enticing a married woman.
Police prosecutor, Sgt. Ambi Ayuba told the court that the matter was reported at Garki Police Station by Mr Zakka Waya of the State House, Abuja on July 16. Ayuba said that Waya had information that whenever he went to work the accused usually visited his home.
Ayuba told the court that the accused was alleged to have committed the offence of assault on a policeman while performing his lawful duty.
“When the police officers came to invite you to the police station, you, Abe, refused and in the process tore the uniform of one of the policemen, Cpl. Gambo Mohammed attached to Garki police Station.’’
The prosecutor said that the offences contravened the Penal Code. The accused person pleaded not guilty and Judge Adamu Wakili granted him bail in the sum of N100,000 with a reliable surety in like sum.
Judge Wakili also ordered that the surety must reside within the FCT and adjourned the case till September 11 for hearing.