A 76-year-old man, Gilbert Dan has been sued before a Yola Magistrate Court II over threats to castrate the manhood of a judicial officer (name withheld) who is allegedly having extra marital affairs with the 59-year-old wife of the septuagenarian.
Already the court has filed charges of defamation of character against the septuagenarian in deference to Section 377 of the Adamawa State Penal Code Law.
Both the Judicial Staff, and the defendant are residents of Jambutu suburb of the state capital.
Reports indicated that relationship between the two neighbours went sour when the suspect reportedly publicly accused the judicial officer of going after his 59-year-old younger wife.
Sources say the accused septuagenarian has been making innuendos against a neighbour whom he accused of chasing his wife in the past, adding that in March 7, 2020, the man became courageous and boldly mentioned the judicial officer as the person who was chasing after his younger wife.
Gilbert who is a hunter, had allegedly mentioned the name of the complainant after coming back from a hunting expedition. He was said to come back home with a hedgehog (Bushiya in Hausa) which he used in threatening to damage the manhood of the complainant, so as to prevent him from going after his wife for good.
According to the complainant, the suspect told people in their neighborhood that he was for long on the lookout of the small animal which he intended to use to deal with the judicial officer, saying that by the time he slaughters the animal, the manhood of the Judicial Officer will become dysfunctional.
Worried by the threat, the Judicial Officer approached the Magistrate Court on 9th March, 2020, and lodged a direct criminal complaint against the septuagenarian.
The judicial officer told the court that the act of the defendant against him amounted to criminal intimidation and defamation of character.
When the case came for mention before Honourable Ibrahim Ulenda led Magistrate Court on Thursday, the accused person pleaded not guilty of the act, but urged the court to give him time to prepare for his defence as he has witnesses to assemble before the court.
The court however adjourned the matter to 26th March, 2020 for hearing and granted the accused person bail on grounds of his age.