Three arraigned for attacking policemen in Abuja

The Police on Friday arraigned three applicants, Haruna, Jeremiah, and James, in a Kabusa Grade I Area Court, Abuja, for allegedly attacking a police patrol team.

The defendants are facing four counts of criminal conspiracy, extortion, causing grievous hurt and mischief.

The Prosecution Counsel, Mahmud Lawal, told the court that the defendants committed the offences on December 11.

Lawal said a team of policemen from the Kabusa Division, while on patrol in Waru Village in Kabusa at 8 pm, was attacked by the defendants.

The prosecutor said during the attack the defendants destroyed two walkie-talkies valued at N70, 000 and also damaged the police patrol vehicle’s windscreen estimated at N20,000.

He said the Inspector that led the team, Iliya Yadayi, was injured in the forehead and left hand during the attack.

Lawal told the court that during the course of the investigation, the defendants allegedly confessed to the crime.

He said the offences contravened the provisions of Sections 76, 291, 241 and 327 of the Penal Code.

The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty.

The Judge, Aliyu Kagarko, admitted the defendants to bail in the sum of N50, 000 each with one surety each in like sum.

He ordered that the surety must be a responsible citizen, who must reside within the court’s jurisdiction.

Kagarko adjourned the case until January 31 for trial.


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