37-year old Umar Lawal, appeared before a Kado Grade 1 Area Court in the Federal Capital Territory for allegedly refusing to pay and injuring prostitute Augustus Janet after they both had sexual intercourse.
Prosecutor, Salisu Khaleel, revealed to the court that Augustus Janet of Mpape Village in Abuja reported the matter at the Maitama Police Station on March 21.
Khaleel said that the accused of 12, Negbo Crescent, Wuse 2, Abuja, picked Janet and promised to pay her N10, 000 to have engage her in sexual activities.
“When Janet demanded for her fee after the sex romp, Lawal beat her up. He stabbed her with a bottle on the face and still refused to pay the complainant the agreed sum after having sex with her.”
According to the prosecutor, the accused is now facing a count charge of causing grievous hurt, having been in contravention of Section 247 of the Penal Code.
Following a plea of not-guilty by the accused, he has now been granted bail in the sum of N20, 000 and a surety in like sum.
Trial judge Malam Abubakar Sadiq ruled that the surety must reside within the court’s jurisdiction, and adjourned the case till May 19th for mention.
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