Friday, May 17, 2019 12:31 pm
Karmo Grade I Area Court Abuja, on Friday ordered that a cobbler, Abua Salihu, accused of breaking the jaw of a man, be remanded in prison, pending medical report on the victim.
The Presiding Judge, Alhaji Inuwa Maiwada, adjourned the case until May 27 for hearing.
Earlier, the prosecutor, Mrs Ijeoma Ukagha, told the court that the matter was reported on May 15 at the Karmo Police Station, Abuja, by a housewife, Mrs Grace Nuhu of Paipe village.
The police charged Salihu with two counts of assault and causing grievous hurt.
She said that Salihu violently attacked the complainant’s husband, Nuhu Peter during an argument and broke his jaw when he hit him adding that the victim is currently on admission at the Keffi General Hospital.
The prosecutor stated that the offence contravened the provisions of sections 247 and 265 of the Penal Code.
Salihu, a resident of Kuchingoro Village Airport road, Abuja, pleaded not guilty to the charge.