Teacher docked for assaulting woman in church

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A teacher, Hezekiah Ayola, was docked on Wednesday in a Grade I Area Court, Kubwa, Abuja, for allegedly assaulting a woman.

The prosecution counsel, Babajide Olanipekun, told the court that the complainant, Chidera Ihedioha, reported the matter at the Area Command Headquarters, Kubwa, on October 12.

Mr Olanipekun alleged that the defendant entered the complainant’s church premises and beat up Martha Emole and inflicted teeth bites all over her body.

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He said Ms Emole sustained injuries on her legs as a result of the beating, adding that she was still receiving treatment in the hospital.

The prosecution counsel said the offence contravened the provisions of Section 265 of the Penal Code.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty.

The judge, Yahaya Sheshi, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N500,000 with one surety resident within the court’s jurisdiction.

Mr Sheshi said the surety must provide two recent passport photographs, driver’s licence or national identity card and a printout of Bank Verification Number (BVN).

The judge said he granted the defendant bail for his diligence in responding to the police since the inception of the matter in October.

He adjourned the case until February 8 for hearing. 

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