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Abuja-based lawyer and his wife arraigned for allegedly assaulting a court bailiff

On Monday, an Abuja-based lawyer Kanu Godwin and his wife Adaku were both arraigned by police in a Wuse Zone II Magistrates’ Court, for allegedly assaulting a court bailiff while on lawful duty.

The police charged Godwin and Adaku, of suit 8, Wuse Zone 4, Abuja, with three counts joint act, assault and resisting take over of property by lawful authority. The prosecutor, Adeniyi Oyeyemi, told the court that the defendants committed the alleged offence on February 6th.

He said that one Abdulsalam Maji  of Federal Capital Territiry (FCT) High Court Maitama, Abuja reported the matter at the station. He said that the complainant reported that while on official duty to serve court order at the defendants residence, the defendant and his wife attacked him and beat him up.

He said that the offence contravened the provisions of sections 79,285 and 144 of the Penal Code. The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges. The Chief Magistrate, Rapheal Egbe, admitted the defendants to bail in the sum of N100, 000 each with two surety each in like sum.  He adjourned the case until March 8 for hearing.

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