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Two Arraigned For Disturbing Public Peace In Abuja

Two men, Orumah Abubakar and Prosper Chukwu, have been arraigned before a Kado Grade I Area Court in Abuja, for allegedly disturbing public peace.

The police charged the suspects, both of Kado Abuja with disturbing public peace.

The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Prosecution Counsel, Mr Stanley Nwafoaku, told the court that the complainant Mr Orumah Abubakar reported the matter at the Life Camp police station.

Nwafoaku alleged that on Saturday, police officers were detailed to the complainant’s house to invite Chukwu to the station.

He said on arrival of the police officers at the complainant’s house, Abubakar and Chukwu got into an argument disturbing public peace.

The police said the argument led to a fight over the compound’s maintenance fees and the police immediately summoned them to the police station.

The offence, the police said, contravenes the provisions of Section 113 of the Penal Code Law.

The Defence Counsel, Mrs Charity Nwosu made an oral application citing section 36 of the 1999 Constitution as amended and section 158 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) 2015, assuring that the defendants would not jump bail if granted.

The prosecutor, however, did not object to the bail application made by the defence counsel.

The Area Court Judge Malam Mohammed Wakili, granted the defendants bail in the sum of N50,000 with one surety each in like sum.

Wakili ordered that the defendants must provide reliable sureties who must reside within the jurisdiction of the court.

He added that the sureties must provide a BVN printout, two recent passport photographs and a valid identification card, which must be verified by the court registrar.

The Judge adjourned the case until Oct.17 for hearing. (NAN)