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Court remands man for allegedly chasing mother with machete

08 July 2015, 17:50

Abuja - A Gudu Upper Area Court, Abuja, on Wednesday remanded a-23-year-old man, Promise Iwuzor, in prison for allegedly pursuing his mother with a machete.

The accused , a resident of Angwan Hausawa, Kabusa village, Abuja, is standing trial on a charge of criminal intimidation.

The Judge, Alhaji Umar Kagarko, ordered that the accused be remanded in prison and adjourned the case till Sept. 21 for hearing.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Sgt. Shedrack Dauda, told the court that one Madam Stella Jim reported the matter at the Kabusa Police Station on July 3.

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He said that the accused picked a machete and pursued some of his neighbours, threatening to kill them, following a mere misunderstanding on the said date.

The prosecutor said that when the complainant came out and asked the accused to stop what he was doing, he turned and chased the complainant with a machete, saying that he was going to deal with her.

Dauda said that the neighbours, however, intervened and rescued the complainant from the accused, adding that the accused had become a nuisance to the entire residents of the area.

He said that the offence contravened Section 397 of the Penal Code.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty, saying that he did not have any issue with his neighbours, but only had a misunderstanding with his mother, the complainant.



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