The police in Abuja on Tuesday arraigned a nurse, Blessing Amadi and her daughter, Queen, before a Karu Senior Magistrates’ Court for allegedly beating up a neighbour, Mustapha Lawal at Karu.
The two were charged with joint act, criminal force and causing bodily hurt. Police prosecutor, Umar Mohammed, alleged that the accused beat up the complainant and inflicted injuries on him. According to the prosecutor, the incident happened on January 21 in the compound where both the accused and the complainant reside, behind the Karu Police Station in Abuja.
He alleged further that during the fight, the nurse hit the victim on the head with a wood laden with nails, which caused a serious injury on his head. The prosecutor said the victim lost consciousness and that the offences contravened the provisions of Sections 79, 265 and 242 of the Penal Code.
As we speak now, the victim is still lying unconscious at the National Hospital, Abuja,’’ the prosecutor added. When the charges were read to the accused persons, they pleaded not guilty and sought for bail, while the prosecutor asked for a date for hearing. Magistrate Bashar Attairu Alkali, granted each of the accused persons bail in the sum of N50,000 and a surety in like sum, who must reside within the court’s jurisdiction. The case was adjourned to February 11 for hearing.