Thursday, August 24, 2017 11:10 am
A 26-year-old applicant, Maxwell Uchenna, was on Thursday arraigned in a Wuse Zone 2 Senior Magistrates’ Court, Abuja, for allegedly inflicting injuries on a tricycle operator over N20 ‘change.’
Uchenna, of Sheriti village, Kabusa area of the FCT, is standing trial on a count charge of causing hurt.
The prosecutor, Mr Donatus Abah, told the court that the matter was reported at the Apo Police Station by one Kabiru Sani on Aug. 10.
Abah said that the defendant boarded a tricycle operated by Nura Dalha, a brother to the complainant.
He said that when the defendant alighted from the tricycle, he forgot to collect his balance of N20 from the operator.
The defendant, the prosecutor said, pursued the tricycle and jumped into the tricycle.
He said that the defendant dragged the tricycle steering and it summersault on the middle of the road and the driver sustained injuries on his left hand and waist.
The prosecutor said the offence contravened Section 246 of the Penal Code.
Uchenna denied committing the offence, while the Senior Magistrate, Ibrahim Jobbo, granted him bail in the sum of N100, 000 with one surety in like sum.
The case was adjourned until Oct. 2 for hearing.