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Farmer in court for alleged criminal trespass, inciting disturbance

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Farmer in court for alleged criminal trespass, inciting disturbance

The Police on Wednesday arraigned a farmer, Deborah Ezeugwu, in a Kubwa Grade1 Area Court, Abuja, over alleged criminal trespass and inciting disturbance.

 

The defendant was charged with criminal conspiracy, trespass and inciting disturbance.

 

The prosecutor, John Okpa told the court that one Ibe Emmanuel reported the matter at the Kubwa Police Station on Feb.11.

 

He said the defendant dug a fish pond behind the complainant’s building, located at Gbazango, Kubwa, Abuja,

 

He said that the pond blocked the water way, while flood was diverted to the complainant’s building.

 

The prosecutor said the defendant’s act put the life of the complainant and his family members in danger.

 

“When the defendant was confronted, she claimed to have bought the said space from one Onyema Samuel who is at large,” he said.

 

He added that the offences contravened Sections 97, 348 and 114 of the Penal Code.

 

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty.

 

The judge, Ibrahim Balarabe, granted the defendant N200, 000 bail, with one surety in like sum and adjourned the matter until June 14, for hearing.

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