Police arraign pastor, civil servant for threatening ex-policeman




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MARARABA – The police on Friday arraigned a pastor, Friday Etuk and Mohammed Dahiru, a civil servant, in an Upper Area Court in Mararaba, Nasarawa State, for threatening the life of an ex policeman.

Etuk, 45, and Dahiru, 47, reside in Kabayi, Aso Pada, in Nasarawa State and are charged with criminal conspiracy,

intimidation, trespass and mischief.

The prosecutor, Insp. Joseph Ahua, told the court that sometime in March, the accused persons trespassed into Mr Thomas Bature’s building site in Kabayi and laid electric wire through compound.

He alleged that while laying the cables, they broke some of the building blocks he had kept.

Ahua said when the complainant told the accused persons that what they did wrong, the accused persons threatened to deal with him and members of his family.

He said the act contravened the the Penal Code and punishable with imprisonment for not less than two years.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Mohammed Idris, counsel to the accused persons, made an oral application for bail of his clients.

He urged the court to grant them bail on liberal terms.

The Presiding Judge, Mr Vincent Gwahemba, admitted the accused persons to bail for N50,000 and one surety each in like sum.

Gwahemba ordered  that the sureties must deposit two passport-sized photographs with the court’s registrar.

He adjourned the case until 1, for hearing. (NAN)