Watch Your Tongue Man fined N100k for threatening pregnant woman

A court in Abuja has fined a man N100k for threatening a pregnant woman.

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Chief Magistrate O.A. Olayinka, granted the suspect bail in the sum of N100,000, with two sureties in like sum.

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A middle-aged man, Ibekwe Nwakaego, has been ordered by a Gudu Upper Area Court sitting in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), to pay the sum of N100,000 as his bail, for allegedly threatening a pregnant woman, Ifeoma Okonkwo.

Nwakaego, a resident of Sahara Estate, Lokogoma, Abuja, was charged with criminal intimidation, wrongful restraint, attempted culpable homicide, resistance of lawful arrest and obstruction of public in discharging lawful duty.

The police prosecutor, Urom Inah, had earlier told the court that Okonkwo of Lingo Estate in the same Lokogoma area, had reported the matter at the Apo Police Station on February 28, 2016, stating that the defendant had used his phone to send threatening messages to her, used blocks and stones to obstruct the entrance to her house as well as lighted candles and broke some eggs, while repeatedly calling her name and that of her husband.

Inah added that Nwakaego had also resisted arrest when he was invited for questioning by the police.

When the charges were read to him, the accused pleaded not guilty and the presiding judge, Alhaji Umar Kagarko, ordered him to pay the sum for his bail and must also produce one reliable surety in like sum.

Kagarko therefore adjourned the case till May 4 for hearing.

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