Nasarawa - Two men,
Ezinne Chukwuma and Moses James, were on Wednesday charged before a Mararaba
Grade 1 Area Court at Aso Pada in Nasarawa for allegedly beating up two
brothers to coma.
The accused, Chukwuma, 30, and James, 28, both from Mararaba
are facing a five-count charge of criminal conspiracy, trespass, assault,
mischief and theft.
The Prosecutor, Cpl. Friday Adaji, told the court that the
accused conspired to commit the offence on Nov. 23 at about 4:00 p.m. along
Tudun Wada in Mararaba.
Adaji alleged that one Chinedu Matthew reported the matter
at the police station, saying that the accused and two others still at large
assaulted his brothers.
"They broke into the complainant's house, beat him and his
brothers, damage their television set, valued at N25, 000 and they also went
away with a phone valued at N4, 000.
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"The accused persons beat them to coma before they were
rushed to a nearby hospital,’’ the prosecutor said.
Adaji said the offence contravened Sections 97, 348, 265,
327 and 288 of the Penal Code.
The accused persons, however, pleaded not guilty to the
The Judge, Mr Albert Maga, granted the accused bail in the
sum of N100, 000 each with one surety in like sum.
He ordered that the surety must reside within the
jurisdiction of the court and must submit two passport photographs each.
Maga adjourned the case to Nov. 31 for mention.