Man in court for allegedly slapping policeman
The Police on Monday arraigned a 27-year-old woman, Faith Michael, in a Karu Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, for allegedly slapping and intimidating a police officer.
Michael was arraigned on a five-count charge, bordering on joint act, obstructing publice from discharging lawful duties, assault, defamation of character and intimidation, offences she denied committing.
The prosecutor, Vincent Osuji, told the court that one Sgt. David Akoru, reported the matter at the Karu Police Station, Abuja, on April 15.
He said that the complainant alleged that on April 14, the defendant with an unidentified man assaulted and intimidated him.
“While the complainant was at his duty post at CBN junction, Karu, Abuja, he intercepted a commercial motorcycle rider.
“The defendant, who was a passenger, stopped him from discharging his duties and alleged that the complainant forcefully demanded for N50 from the motorcyclist.
“Before the complainant knew what was going on, the defendant brought an unidentified man, currently at large, who slapped him and intimidated him, boasting that they will remove his uniform,” Osuji said.
According to the prosecutor, the offences are contrary to and punishable under Sections 79, 149, 267, 392 and 397 of the Penal Code.
The judge, Hassan Ishaq, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N20,000, with one surety in like sum and adjourned the case until May 18, for hearing.