In Trouble Sales girl who tore uniform of policeman gets bail

The accused and her mother reportedly bought food stuffs worth N300,000 from a trader and failed to pay back at the time due.

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Ekaete Nwen, a 23-year-old sales girl, has been granted bail after pleading not guilty for assaulting a police officer. 

An  Upper Area Court located in Gudu, Abuja, granted Nwen bail in the sum of N50, 000 and told her to provide a surety who can be traced. 

The young lady has been charged with a two-count charge of assault and obstructing a public servant to discharge his function. 

According to the Daily Post, the accused and her mother, Mfan, bought some food items on credit from a woman named Esther Christopher, and were not able to pay on time.

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The case prosecutor, Adeniyi Oyeyemi, mentioned that Nwen and Mfan made a promise to make payment as soon as they make sales. 

That proved not to be the case as the seller brought a policeman to arrest them for failing to fulfill their promise. 

Oyeyemi said, “The complainant went to the police station on July 25 to remind the Investigating Police Officer (IPO), Bala Yusuf, of the matter." 

“The IPO went to the defendant’s shop with the complainant and asked the defendant to follow him to the station, which she refused to do. 

“The defendant ran into a toilet and on her way out of the toilet, the IPO stopped her, then she tore his shirt and fought him.’’ 

According to prosecutor, the crime contravenes against sections 265 and 148 of the Penal Code. 

The case has been adjourned till September 28, 2016, for further hearing. 

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