'Nyagna Dey Sleep' Woman in trouble for assaulting policeman in Abuja

A woman has been arraigned before a court in Abuja for assaulting a police officer.

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Emmanuela Onuoha, a 36-year-old Abuja-based woman, has found herself in trouble after she was arrested and charged before an Abuja Grade 1 Area Court for allegedly assaulting a police officer in Kubwa, a suburb of the Federal Capital Territory, reports Daily Trust.

Onuoha of Pipeline area, Kubwa, was also charged with criminal force to deter a public servant from discharging of his duty, an offence that contradicts Section 267 of the Penal Code.

According to the police prosecutor, Babajide Olanipekun, the accused, on January 2, 2016, had assaulted Sergeant Elijah Ochoyoda, at Pipeline Police outstation, an action that deterred the policeman from performing his lawful duty right at the police station.

However, when the charges was read to her, she pleaded not guilty and was granted bail in the sum of N20,000 by the judge, Mohammed Marafa, with one surety who must be resident within the court’s jurisdiction while the case was adjourned to March 7, for hearing.

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