Police arraign three for sexual assault in Abuja


The Police in Abuja on Friday arraigned three men before a Zuba Upper Area Court for allegedly fingering a lady without her consent.

The prosecutor, Mr Kelechi Echendu, told the court that the accused persons, Enoch Adeojo, Hilary Elechi and Ebuka Precious committed the act on Oct. 27.

He said the three, who were bar men at a hotel in Dawaki area of Abuja, conspired and broke into the private residence of the complainant (name witheld) in Dutsen-Alhaji, where they commited the offence.

The prosecutor explained that the complainant was asleep when the accused persons broke into the residence and assaulted her, adding that she was saved by her neighbours after she shouted for help.

Echendu told the court that the action of the three accused persons was contrary to provisions of section 79 and 284 of the Penal Code.

When their plea was taken, the three denied the charge, and the prosecutor sought for adjournment to enable the police complete investigation.

The presiding Judge, Alhaji Aminu Sa’ad, ordered the accused to be remanded in prison custody, and adjourned the case till  Nov. 5 for continuation of hearing.

source: punch

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