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Adamawa court sets Feb 4 for ruling over alleged assault of 2 house wives by 7 men

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An upper area court I sitting in Yola has last Friday fixed Tuesday February 4, 2020 for judgement in a case brought against 7 men over alleged conspiracy and assault on two house wives.

According to the First Information Report, (FIR) the criminal assault took place at Marabar Mubi, Hong Local Government of Adamawa State.

The suspects according to FIR, were arraigned over criminal conspiracy, inciting disturbance, trial by order, assault, criminal force to women with intent to outrage modesty causing grievous hurt and attempt to commit culpable homicide.

The plaintiffs have told the court that the incident took place on 20th May, 2018 when the daughter of one of the accused Meshack Teri who was impregnated by unknown person, lost a lot of blood during delivery.

According to them, instead of her father to seek medical attention, he went to a native doctor and the doctor told him that it was the complainants (Monica Zira and Omega Sunday respectively) that bewitched his daughter and responsible for the loss of the blood.

They alleged that Meshack mobilised touts in the community and beat them to stupor, stripped them naked, and dragged them on the ground up to a kilometer.

They also accused the suspects putting sticks into their private parts as a result of which they bled profusely until they became unconscious.

The duo stated that it took the intervention of the Police who came and started firing tear gas to disperse the suspects, adding that the police later took them to hospital for treatment.

They disclosed that even after the court granted the accused bail, the threat on their lives did not stop as the accused persons accosted them to their houses and confiscated their properties noting that they were forced to relocate to a safer place.

The complainants further alleged that the action of the suspects brought and an end to their marriages adding that they are presently living with their relatives in Yola, the state capital.

The suspects who were arraigned before the court on 11th June, 2018, pleaded not guilty to all the charges brought against them.

At the resumed sitting on Friday 16 January, 2020, the court presided by Magistrate Halilu Aliyu adjourned the matter to Tuesday 4th February, 2020 for ruling.

The decision of the court was sequel to oral application by the Prosecution, Inspector Zakka Musa who prayed the court to grant the case accelerated hearing following series of adjournment it has suffered since it was filed.

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