Police arraign 2 NYSC members for assaulting Abuja neighbour


Police on Monday arraigned two corps members in a Life Camp Magistrates’ Court for allegedly assaulting their co-tenant.

Phoebe George, 23, and Uzoma Chiwendu, 23, both members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Marcon Estate, Life Camp, Abuja, were charged with joint act, assault and criminal intimidation.

Prosecuor Peter Ejike told the court that, the complainant, Ajoke Ajondele of Marcon Estate, Life Camp Abuja, reported the matter at Life Camp Police Station on June 2.

Mr Ejike alleged that on the said date, while the complainant was driving out of the house, the defendants dragged her out of her car and began to assault her.

The prosecutor alleged that the defendants assaulted Ajoke, causing her severe body injury, smashed her phone, destroyed her hair wig and wristwatch and threatened her.

Ejike alleged that the defendants had consistently assaulted the complainant and made life unbearable for the complainant since she moved into the building.

He said during police investigation both defendants admitted to the assault.

The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 79, 265 and 397 of the Penal Code Law.

George and Chiwandu, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Magistrate Chinyere Nwecheonwu admitted the defendants to bail in the sum of N100, 000 each and one surety each in like sum.

Nwecheonwu ordered that the sureties must have a means of livelihood, a valid identity card, fixed address and must live within the jurisdiction of the court.

She adjourned the matter until July 21 for hearing.