MARARABA – A Senior Magistrate’s Court in Mararaba, Nasarawa state, on Friday remanded three revenue collectors in prison for alleged assault and mischief.
The accused persons are Mustapha Isiake, 29, John Idoko, 29, and Sani Idris, 28.
The Senior Magistrate, Mr Jeremiah Danladi, ordered the remand of the accused persons after they pleaded not guilty to the charges.
They are facing a three count charge of criminal conspiracy, assault and mischief.
Earlier, the prosecutor, Mr Steven Kwaza, told the court that the incident was reported at the Sani Abacha Road Police Station, Mararaba by one Abimbola Duntoye of Zamani Street, Mararaba on June 12.
Kwaza said that on the same date, while Odutayo was driving his red Mitshubushi Wagon along old Karu Road, Mararaba, the accused persons, members of National Freight and Haulage Task Force, conspired among themselves to assault him.
“The accused persons conspired among themselves to assault him, accusing him of parking his vehicle wrongly at a safe spot along the road.
“One of them jumped into his car while the others pursued him with a motorcycle and beat him up and broke his car windscreen, (value yet at unknown), ” Kwaza said.
The accused persons pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The prosecutor said that the offences contravened Sections 97, 265 and 32 of the Penal Code.
Presiding magistrate Danladi asked the accused persons the name and location of their office and they were unable to give any satisfactory answer.
He ordered that they be remanded in prison custody and adjourned the case till June 25, for hearing. (NAN)