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Woman in court for allegedly threatening to attack neighbour with acid

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The police on Thursday arraigned a 33-year-old woman, Kokuma Sanusi, in a Karmo Upper Area Court, Abuja, for allegedly threatening to attack her neighbour with acid.

The police charged Sanusi, who resides in Kado Village Abuja, with criminal force assault and criminal intimidation.

The Prosecution Counsel, Ijeoma Ukagha, told the court that one Zekpa Esther, of Diamond Estate, Life Camp Abuja, reported the matter at the Life Camp Police Station on May 2.

She said the complainant alleged that the defendant sometime in March slapped her because her provision shop was close to the defendant’s.

Ukagha said that the Kado Police Out-post, settled and warned them to maintain peace.

On April 30, the defendant allegedly went to Esther’s shop and asked her to vacate or she will pour acid on her.

The prosecutor said the offence contravened the provisions of sections 265 and 397 of the Penal Code.

After the charge was read to Sanusi, she pleaded not guilty.

The Judge, Alhaji Inuwa Maiwada, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N50,000 with one surety in like sum.

Maiwada ordered that the surety must deposit an identification card, utility bill, must reside within the court jurisdiction and the address verified by police.

The judge, also ordered that the defendant and complainant to sign a bond to maintain peace.

He adjourned the case until June 17, for hearing.

edited by Sadiya Hamza

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