The Office of Attorney-General of the Federation, charged Omattah who resides in Shagari Dei Dai, Abuja with eight counts bordering on assault, causing grievous hurt, intimidation and deceit.
During cross-examination, Imaikop, who is also a prosecution witness, told the court that the defendant’s sister informed her that her brother was in a new relationship.
Being cross examination by her counsel, Dauda Mohmoh, the witness told the court: ”I did not believe her at first until she showed me his traditional marriage pictures on the social media.
”When I dicovered that he had fixed a wedding date, I reported him to our church pastor.
”He came to my house that same day I reported him to our pastor with a cutlass threatening to kill her.
”He bite off my index finger as I was trying to defend myself”, she said.
News Agency of Nigeria reports that Imaikop, had told the court that she and the defendant had been in a relationship since 2012 and he proposed marriage to her.
She also reported that she contributed to the successful completion of his vocational training programme at the Nigerian Law school.
She had also told the court that the defendant secretly arranged and got married to one police officer but kept deceiving her with promise of marriage.
NAN reports that the defendant is also accused of beating up Imaikop, tearing her clothes, and damaging her Toyota Camry.
The offence contravened the provisions of sections 342, 264, 240, 396 326, 391 113 and 114 of the Penal Code Law.
The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The trial judge, Justice Silvanus Oriji adjourned the case until July 24 for continuation of hearing.
edited by Sadiya Hamza
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