The Police Command in Edo, on Thursday, May 21 arraigned a 42-year-old woman, Kate Igbinosun, before an Ogbeson Chief Magistrates’ Court in Benin over alleged assault on a pregnant woman.
The defendant is being tried on one count charge of assault.
The Prosecutor, Inspector Abass Faruk, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Jan 18, 2020, at Upper Mission Extension Junction, Benin.
Faruk said that the defendant did
unlawfully assault Mrs. Angel John by blowing her four months pregnancy with fist and also bite her.
According to him, the offence contravene Section 355 of the Criminal Code, Cap. 48, Vol. 11, Laws of the defunct Bendel State of Nigeria, 1976, now applicable in Edo.
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge preferred against her.
The Chief Magistrate, Prince Mutairu Oare, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N100,000, with one surety in like sum.
He said that the surety must be a parent/ Guardian, adding that all information must be verified by the court Registrar.
The magistrate, thereafter, adjourned the case till June 3, for further hearing.