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Assault: Complainant weeps, begs court to release accused lover

KADUNA — A complainant, Joy Dominic, yesterday, broke down in tears at the Upper Customary Court, Daura Road, Kaduna, when the court ordered her boyfriend to be remanded in police custody.

Dominic had dragged the boyfriend, Mohammed Ashafa, to the court for allegedly beating her and “causing grievous hurt.”

She had initially gone to Kabala Doki Police Station, Kaduna on October 15, accusing Ashafa of beating and leaving her with a swollen face after an argument.

Police prosecutor, Sergeant Dare Komolafe, told the court that the complainant had left her bag containing trousers, a shirt and make-up kit, with the accused and that when she went to retrieve it, he allegedly beat her up.

When his plea was taken, Ashafa agreed to the charge against him, and the presiding officer, Mrs Dorothy Inwulale, granted him bail in the sum of N30,000.

When Inwulale ordered the accused to be remanded in police custody until he meets the bail condition, Dominic broke down and wept, begging the court not to detain her boyfriend.

Her plea was, however, ignored by the presiding officer, who adjourned the case till November 20, for continuation of hearing.



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