Man docked for allegedly fondly woman’s breast


A 44-year-old businessman, Shehu Mohammadu, was on Thursday docked at a Jos Upper Area Court in Plateau for allegedly fondling a lady’s breast in public.

Mohammadu was arraigned for committing acts of gross indecency publicly.

Prosecutor, Insp. Ibrahim Ashir, told the court that the accused publicly touched the breasts and buttocks of the 24-year-old without her consent.

Ashir said the offence was committed in the Toro Local Government Area of Bauchi State on September 5 and that the case was reported at the C- Division Police Station in Jos by one Mamuda Isa.

He said that the leader of a vigilante group caught Mohammadu fondling the lady publicly, while she resisted and was calling for help.

The prosecutor added the offence was punishable under Section 285 of the Penal Code.

Mohammadu, however, denied the charge and pleaded not guilty.

Judge Yahaya Mohammed ordered the remand of the accused in prison custody and adjourned the case until October 29 for hearing.