A 45-year-old trader, Sunny Onugu, on Friday appeared in a Kado Grade 1 Area Court for allegedly touching a woman’s bre ast without her consent. Onugu, who resides at Plot 26, Dan-Suleiman Street, Utako, Abuja, pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge of gross indecency and assault.
The Judge, Malam Abubakar Sadiq, granted bail to the defendant in the sum of N50,000 with one surety in like sum. Sadiq said that the surety must be a civil servant not below the position of Grade Level 6. Prosecutor Salisu Khaleel had told the court that Adeyemi Rafiui of the same address reported the matter at the Utako Police Station on Feb. 29.
Khaleel said that the defendant touched Rafiu on the brea st without her consent while she was paying for a candle she bought at his shop. The prosecutor said that when the woman protested over the assault, the defendant slapped her on the face. Khaleel said the offences contravened Sections 285 and 265 of the Penal Code.