The Nigerian police on Friday arraigned one Gabriel Fidelis, 30, before an Ogbeson Chief Magistrates’ Court in Benin for allegedly beating up a woman, Rebecca Izevbigie
The Police Prosecutor, Sgt. Kehinde Iyare, said the defendant was arraigned on a three-count charge of conspiracy, unlawful Assault and malicious damage.
According to Iyare, the defendant on April 11, at Estate Quarters, along Benin-Agbor Road, within Oregbeni Magisterial District conspired among others at large to commit felony.
She said the defendant with others currently at large unlawfully assaulted one Rebecca Izevbigie by giving her fix blows all over her body and beat her.
She added that he also used Iron rod to break her leg.
She further told the court that on March 31, 2021 the defendant did intentionally and maliciously damage one of the complainant’s washhand basin valued N8,000.
The offences, according to him, contravened Sections , 516, 355, and 451 of the Criminal Code, Laws of the defunct Bendel State, 1976, now applicable in Edo.
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges leveled against him.
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The defendant’s Counsel, Mrs E E Idahosa applied for his bail while assuring the court that he would not jump bail.
The police prosecutor did not oppose the bail application.
Consequently, the Chief Magistrate, Mutairu Oare, granted bail to the defendant in the sum of N100,000 with one surety.
He said the surety must be a responsible person and should depose to an affidavit of means.
Oare also directed that the surety must deposit two recent passport photographs of himself and that of the defendant with the court.
He directed the court registrar to verify the information supplied about the surety’s residence.
He adjourned the case to May 10, 2021 for hearing.