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Electrician arrested for brutally beating his girlfriend for cheating

A 25-year-old electrician, Akonede Adekunle has been arrested and charged to court for allegedly beating up his girlfriend, Miss Endurance Abah because she cheated on him.

He was arraigned before an Upper Area Court in New Karu, Nasarawa State on Tuesday, May 9th, 2023.

Adekunle, who resides at One Man Village, Nasarawa was charged with four counts of criminal force, assault, causing grievous hurt and intimidation.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The police prosecutor, Inspector Christian Michael told the court that the defendant inflicted injuries on the victim, Ms Abah.

He added that the complainant reported the matter at the New Nyanya police station, New Karu on May 4.

“The complainant, who was in a romantic relationship with the defendant, alleged that on the same date, the defendant accused her of cheating on him.

“This resulted in a serious argument that the defendant beat her up and inflicted injury on her forehead.

“The defendant, however, went further to threaten the complainant, saying that he would use cutlass and cut down anybody that intervened,” Michael told the court.

The prosecutor said the offence contravened sections 265, 264 and 245 of the Penal Code.

The presiding judge, Evelyn Otusha, however, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N100,000 and one surety in like sum.

She said the surety must not be less than a level three civil servant, who resides within the court’s jurisdiction.

Otusah adjourned the case till May 31.