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Man in court for allegedly threatening police officer

Abuja – The Police on Friday arraigned a 51-year-old man, Nasiru Abdullahi, in a Karu Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, for allegedly threatening a police officer on duty.

The defendant, who resides at Mararaba, Nasarawa State, was arraigned on a two-count charge, bordering on intentional insult and threat to public servant, offences he denied committing.

The prosecutor, Edwin Ochayi, said that the defendant committed the offences on April 16.

“The defendant was invited for interrogation by the Area Commander, Karu, Abuja, FCT Command, through O/C Surveillance, Asp. Daniel Kwaji for threatening the life of one Mr Gabriel Amu.

“Instead of honouring the invitation, the defendant intentionally insulted, threatened and warned the officer never to come to his house again.

“The defendant also added that the officer should have himself to blame should anything happen to him if he dares step foot into his house again,” Ochayi said.

According to the prosecutor, the offences are contrary to and punishable under Sections 155 and 153 of the Penal Code.

The judge, Hassan Ishaq, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N50, 000, with one surety each in like sum, and adjourned the case until June 11 for hearing. (NAN)


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