Friday, March 4, Ifeoma Okoroafor, 28, told a Gudu Upper Area Court in the
Federal Capital Territory that she inflicted injuries on a man because he
touched her breast.
pleaded not guilty to a two-count charge of joint act and causing hurt contrary
to Section 79 and 245 of the Penal Code.
Lord, the nominal complainant, Musa
Goddy, touched me inappropriately and without my consent, while I was
waiting for a commercial vehicle to take me home after work at night. “The
complainant beat me up and tore my clothes when I queried him about his action,’’
Okoroafor told the court.
to her, the timely intervention of three other women saved her from being killed
by the complainant. Okoroafor told the court that the cloth she wore to
the court was given to her by a police officer at the station so that she would appear decent at the court.
Prosecutor, Urom Inah, told the
court that Goddy of Police Barracks, Garki, reported the matter at the Garki
Police Station on February 28.
the defendant told the court that Okoroafor attacked him and used bottle to
inflict injuries on him for no reason. He said she could not give any
satisfactory account of her actions during police investigation.
judge, Alhaji Umar Kagarko, granted
bail to the defendant in the sum of N20, 000 with one reliable surety in like
sum. Kagarko said that the surety must reside within the court’s jurisdiction. The case has been till May 9 for hearing.