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Lawyer allegedly slaps policewoman on duty


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Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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‎A lawyer, Abibatu Lawani, on Wednesday appeared before a Kubwa Grade 1 Area Court, charged with assaulting a police woman.

The defendant is facing trial on charges of assault, applying criminal force to deter a public servant from discharging her duty and refusing to answer question asked by a public servant as authorized.

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The prosecutor, John Okpa told the court that the defendant stood at the entrance of the detention facility at the Kubwa Police Station, making telephone calls on July 2.

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According to him, the defendant was cautioned and asked to leave the place; she assaulted and slapped one Precious Ugwu, a police sergeant, who was on duty at the counter.

Mr Okpa said the defendant also refused to answer questions she was asked at the Police station, adding that the offences contravened Sections 267 and 142 of the Penal Code.‎

The defendant pleaded not guilty.

Anenin Enabosi, the defence counsel, applied for the bail of his client, urging the court to grant her bail on self recognition.

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‎He added that the defendant would be available for her trial and would not interfere with police investigation.‎

The judge, Abdulwahab Mohammed, granted the defendant bail on self recognition, adding however that being a lawyer does not make anybody above the law.

He therefore ordered the defendant to be of good behavior pending the determination of the case and adjourned the matter until Aug. 23, for hearing.


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