A woman, Blessing Yusuf, 27, of Ruga Village in Mararaba, Nasarawa State on Thursday sued her boyfriend, Tofa John over alleged criminal force and intimidation.
Yusuf, in the suit filed in a Grade 1 Area Court, Mararaba accused her boyfriend of beating her and tearing her cloth on June 19.
“He came to my house as usual and insisted that we should go out.
“We went back to my place after the outing but I noticed that he was very drunk.
“Without provocation, he pushed me against the wall, tore my cloth and started beating me.”
Yusuf said that she ran to the police station naked and reported the matter.
“This is not the first time he is assaulting me.
“There was a time that he used a sharp object and cut the lower part of my ear with it,” she said.
However, John denied the allegation. “She is my girlfriend. We have been going out for over one year now. “We drank some bottles at a beer joint and became drunk.
“On our way home she started insulting me and we had a misunderstanding.
“I did not tear her dress, it was a simple misunderstanding,“ he told the court.
The Presiding Judge, Mr Alfred Maga, adjourned the case to July 11, for further hearing.