February 26, 2024

Police arrest, arraign Abuja man for adultery

On Monday, a Grade I Area Court in Karu, Abuja, remanded a mason, Surajo Hamza, in prison custody for having illicit sex with a housewife.

The police charged Mr Hamza, 34, of Zaman Gida, Asokoro, Abuja, with criminal trespass, adultery and causing harm.

The trial judge, Umar Mayana, deferred granting the defendant bail and adjourned the case until April 4 for a hearing.

Mr Mayana ordered that the defendant be remanded in Keffi Correctional Centre pending the completion of the police investigation.

Prosecution counsel Edwin Ochayi told the court that the matter was reported by a team of policemen attached to the Asokoro Police Station, Abuja.

He told the court that the defendant criminally trespassed into the shop of one Gloria Joseph, wife of Pius Gwaza of Kuruduma, Asokoro, Abuja, and had sex with her.

Mr Ochayi said when Mrs Gloria’s husband caught them, the defendant engaged him in a fight and, in the process, used a sharp object to inflict injury on him and the wife.

He said during the police investigation, the defendant voluntarily confessed to committing the crime.

The prosecutor said the offence contravened sections 97, 242 and 387 of the Penal Code.

However, the defendant pleaded not guilty when the alleged offences were read to him.

(NAN)

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