The police on Tuesday arraigned a 38-
year-old civil servant, Cyril Agochi, of
Federal Government College, Keffi,
before a Mararaba Upper Area Court for
Agochi is standing trial on a two-count
charge of criminal force and theft.
The police prosecutor, Sgt. Stephen
Kwaza, told the court that Doris Agochi
of State House Quarters Mararaba,
reported the matter at the Sani Abacha
Road Police Station, Mararaba.
Kwaza said that on Feb. 17 at about
6:00 p.m., the accused who is her
husband, came to her house at the
above address, beat her up and stole
her phone valued at N15, 000.
The prosecutor said the offences
contravened sections 265 and 288 of
the Penal Code.
The accused, however, pleaded not
guilty to the charges.
The presiding judge, Mr Vincent
Gwehemba, granted bail to the accused
in the sum of N50, 000 and one surety
in like sum.
He said that the surety must reside
within the jurisdiction of the court and
must present one passport photograph
or a National Identity Card.
Gwehemba adjourned the case to June
6 for further hearing.