What Pastor, Civil Servant Did That Landed Them In Court

The Abuja Police Command on Wednesday, arraigned a 33-year-old Pastor, Nathaniel Ogwuche and 43-year-old Civil Servant, Benjamin Amadi before a Senior Magistrates’ Court in Mararaba, for disturbing public peace.

The duo are standing trial for a on one count charge of disturbing public peace before Senior Magistrate, Mr Aliyu Aku.

Jacob John, the police prosecutor told the court that on July 5, the DPO of `A’ Dvision Police Station, Mararaba, received a report that the accused persons both of Aso in Mararaba, engaged in a physical combat.

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The prosecutor said that the accused persons in the process disturbed public peace and also caused different degrees of injuries on each other.

John informed the court that the offence was contrary to Section 113 of the Penal Code.

The accused persons pleaded not guilty to the charge.  

John Agbo and K.K. Peter, counsels for the defendants prayed the court to grant their clients bail, adding that they were peaceful and responsible citizens, but the Magistrate insisted that there must be witnesses to prove that the accused were peaceful and responsible citizens.

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He, however, granted the accused persons bail of N150, 000 each with reliable and responsible sureties in like sum each, adding that the surety must also show evidence of landed property within the jurisdiction of the court.

Aku also ordered that the duo must sign an undertaking, and then adjourned the case to August 6 for hearing