Woman In Court For Slapping Police Officer

The Police on Monday arraigned one Faith Michael in a Karu Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, for allegedly slapping and intimidating a police officer.

The 27-year-old woman was arraigned on a five-count charge, bordering on joint act, obstructing public servant from discharging lawful duties, assault, defamation of character and intimidation. She however pleaded “not guilty”.

Vincent Osuji, the Police prosecutor told the court that one Sgt. David Akoru, reported the matter at the Karu Police Station, Abuja on April 15.

He said the complainant alleged that the defendant with an unidentified man assaulted and intimidated him at his duty post on April 14.

“While the complainant was at his duty post at CBN junction, Karu, Abuja, he intercepted a commercial motorcycle rider”, Osuji said.

“The defendant who was a passenger, stopped him from discharging his duties and alleged that the complainant forcefully demanded for N50 from the motorcyclist.

“Before the complainant knew what was going on, the defendant brought an unidentified man, currently at large, who slapped him and intimidated him, boasting that they will remove his uniform”.

According to the prosecutor, the offences are contrary to and punishable under Sections 79, 149, 267, 392 and 397 of the Penal Code.

The presiding judge, Hassan Ishaq, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N20, 000, with one surety in like sum. He adjourned the case until May 18.

 

Ashaolu Oluwafemi

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