A 26-year-old salesboy, Kingsley Njuzie was on Thursday arraigned at a Gudu Upper Area Court for allegedly stabbing his girlfriend, Charity Ene with a knife.

The Prosecutor, told the court that Urom Otu Njuzie, who resides at Lagos st., Garki 2, was on trial on a two-count charge of criminal force and assault and voluntarily causing hurt.

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Otu alleged that the complainant, Ene of Wunba village, Apo, FCT had reported the matter at the Garki police station on May 8.

Otu told the court that the defendant allegedly dragged the complainant from a moving tricycle and assaulted her.

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He alleged that the defendant punched the defendant on her face, beat her up and used a knife to inflict injuries on her body for no justifiable reason.

He said the offence contravened Sections 265 and 246 of the Penal Code.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges.

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The Presiding Officer, Alhaji Umar Kagarko, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N20,000 with one surety in like sum.

Kagarko said that the surety must reside within the jurisdiction of the court, and adjourned the case till July 27 for hearing. (NAN)

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