A 28-year-old woman, Ifeoma Okoroafor, on Friday told a Gudu Upper Area Court in the Federal Capital Territory that she inflicted injuries on a man because he touched her breast.
Okoroafor of Dutse Area of Apo pleaded not guilty to a two-count charge of joint act and causing hurt contrary to Section 79 and 245 of the Penal Code. “My Lord, the nominal complainant, Musa Goddy, touched me inappropriately and without my consent, while I was waiting for a commercial vehicle to take me home after work at night.
“The complainant beat me up and tore my clothes when I queried him for his action,’’ Okoroafor told the court. According to her, the timely intervention of three other women saved me from being killed by the nominal complainant.
Okoroafor told the court that the cloth she wore to the court was given to her by a police officer at the station to enable her appear decently at the court.
The Prosecutor, Urom Inah, told the court that Goddy of Police Barracks, Garki, reported the matter at the Garki Police Station on Feb. 28. Inah said the defendant attacked him and used bottle to inflict injuries on him for no reason.
He said Okoroafor could not give any satisfactory account of her actions during police investigation.
The judge, Alhaji Umar Kagarko, granted bail to the defendant in the sum of N20,000 with one reliable surety in like sum. Kagarko said that the surety must reside within the court’s jurisdiction, and adjourned the case till May 9 for hearing.