3rd May, 2017
The police on Wednesday arraigned a man, Mohammed Awal, 38, in an Upper Area Court, Mararaba in Nasarawa State, charged with threatening to kill a group of residents with deadly weapons.
Awal, who is a businessman and a resident of Nyanya, FCT, is facing a four-count charge bordering on conspiracy, unlawful assault, unlawful possession of deadly weapon and intimidation.
Earlier, the prosecutor, Cpl. Hamen Donald, told the court that Abdulhamid Yakuba and four others of Anguwan Yerima, Mararaba, reported the matter at A Police Division, Mararaba, on April 29.
Donald said the defendant conspired with Nura, Yahaya, Mohammed Matawale and others currently at large, armed themselves with deadly weapons like cutlasses and knives and went to the complainants’ houses.
He added that the defendant and his gang threatened to kill the complainants and members of their households without any cogent reason.
He said the offences contravened sections 97, 291 and 396 of the Penal Code.
However, the defendant denied committing the offence and the judge, Ibrahim Shekarau, granted him bail in the sum of N100,000 and one surety in like sum.
Shekarau said that the surety must present two recent passport photographs and must reside within the jurisdiction of the court and adjourned the case till May 22 for further hearing.