The Police has arraigned a 20-year-old labourer, Ali Muhammed, in a Karmo Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, for allegedly stabbing another man, Mubarrak Abdullahi, on the face.
Mohammed, a resident of Kado Village, Abuja, is standing trial on a two-count charge of joint act and causing hurt. The defendant however pleaded not guilty.
Earlier, the Prosecutor, Mr Dalhatu Zannah, had told the court that Abdullahi of same address with the defendant reported the incident at the Life Camp Police Station on March 2.
Zannah said the complainant and the defendant had a misunderstanding which they settled. He however said that on the same date at about 11: 10 p.m., the defendant and one Kabiru now at large violently attacked the complainant.
“The defendant and his accomplice violently beat the complainant for no reason and in the process the defendant stabbed him on the face with a knife,’’ Zannah said.
The prosecutor alleged that it took the intervention of some policemen from Kado Team B Out-Post to rescue the complainant. He told the court that in the process, the defendant was arrested and his accomplice ran away to an unknown destination.
The prosecutor said the offences contravened Sections 79 and 247 of the Penal Code.
The Judge, Mr Abubakar Sadiq, admitted the defendant to N20, 000 bail with a surety in like sum.
He ordered that the surety must reside within the court’s jurisdiction and must submit his current utility bills.
The judge adjourned the case until March 28 for hearing. (NAN)