Nigerian charged with killing neighbour's fowl and egg breaking

Nigerian charged with killing neighbour's fowl and egg breaking

Friday, November 7, 2014 3:22 pm

A Nigerian female lawyer was on Friday charged in a Gudu Upper Area Court in the Nigerian capital of Abuja, with allegedly killing a man’s fowl and breaking 19 eggs. The alleged offence was classified as ‘mischief’

Hajiya Hamamatu Manu,the 38-year-old lawyer, who resides at Apo resettlement, Abuja.

The prosecutor, Insp Emmanuel Edet, told the court that Terhemen Kolum of Zone B, Apo resettlement, Abuja, reported the matter at the Apo Police Station on Nov. 4.

Edet said that the accused killed the complainant’s fowl, destroyed 19 eggs and destroyed all the bricks that the complainant used in building his fowl’s house sometime in September.

According to him, the damage amounted to the sum of N25, 000( about 100 pounds sterling)

He further said that when the complainant challenged the accused, she told him that she acted based on the instructions of the owner of the house.

The prosecutor said the offence contravened Section 329 of the Penal Code.

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

The Counsel, Mr Sanni Dawaki, made a bail application in favour of his client,and for bail to be granted based on self-recognition as the accused was also a lawyer.

Dawaki assured the court that the accused would not jump bail.

The Judge, Umar Kagarko, admitted the accused to bail based in self-recognition and adjourned the case to Dec. 17 fo

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