In Abuja Police arraign carpenter for allegedly punching off woman's teeth

Ukaoha said that on Dec. 10 Joseph came to the complainant's medicine shop for treatment on his wounded leg and was charged N1,200, which he refused to pay.

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A carpenter, Benjamin Joseph, on Thursday appeared in a Lugbe Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, for allegedly punching off the teeth of a woman.

Joseph, 23, who resides at Gosa-Airport Road, Abuja, was arraigned on a four-count charge of criminal trespass, assault, causing grievous hurt and theft.

He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Judge, Mr Garba Ogbede, granted him bail in the sum of N100, 000 and a surety in like sum.

He ordered that the surety should have a reasonable means of livelihood and must reside within the jurisdiction of the court.

Ogbede adjourned the case till Feb. 2, for hearing

The Prosecutor, Mrs Ndidi Ukaoha, had told the court that one Timilade Oluwale of Gosa borehole reported the matter at Iddo Police Station on Dec. 11, 2015.

Ukaoha said that on Dec. 10 Joseph came to the complainant's medicine shop for treatment on his wounded leg and was charged N1,200, which he refused to pay.

"When Joseph came back to her the next day demanding for drugs, she asked for the money in respect of the previous day's service before she could listen to him.

She said that Joseph forced his way into the shop and beat her up.

"The accused punched the mouth of the complainant and removed one of her teeth,’’ the prosecutor said.

She also said that in the process the complainant lost her N50,000,

The prosecutor said that action contravened Sections 342, 365, 241, and 287 of the Penal Code.

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