3 revenue collectors, remanded in prison custody for alleged assault




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MARARABA –  A Senior Magistrate’s  in Mararaba, Nasarawa state, on Friday remanded three collectors in 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 the accused persons after they pleaded not guilty to the .

They are facing a three count charge criminal conspiracy, assault and mischief.

Earlier, the , Mr Steven Kwaza, told the that the incident was reported at the Sani Abacha Road Police Station, Mararaba by one Abimbola Duntoye  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, of National Freight and Haulage , 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 a and beat him up and broke his car windscreen, (value yet at unknown), ” Kwaza said.

The accused persons pleaded not guilty to the .

The  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 office and they were unable to give any satisfactory answer.

He ordered that they be remanded in custody and adjourned the case till June 25, for hearing. (NAN)