A 25-year-old electrician, Akonede Adekunle was on Tuesday arraigned in an Upper Area Court, New Karu, Nasarawa State for allegedly beating up his girlfriend for cheating on him.
The defendant, who resides at One Man Village, Nasarawa State was arraigned on a four-count charge of criminal force, assault, causing grievous hurt and intimidation.
Adekunle, however, denied committing the offence levelled against him.
The prosecutor, Insp. Christian Michael told the court that the complainant (victim), Miss Endurance Abah reported the matter at the New Nyanya police station, New Karu, Nasarawa State on May 4.
“The complainant, who was in a romantic relationship with the defendant, alleged that on the same date, the defendant accused her of cheating on him.
“This resulted in a serious argument that the defendant beat her up and inflicted injury on her forehead.
“The defendant, however, went further to threaten the complainant, saying that he would use cutlass and cut down anybody that intervened,” Michael told the court.
The prosecutor said the offence contravened sections 265, 264 and 245 of the Penal Code.
The judge, Evelyn Otusha, however, granted the defendant bail in the sum of 100,000 and one surety in like sum.
She said the surety must not be less than a level three civil servant, who must be resident within the jurisdiction of the court and adjourned the case until May 31 for hearing (NAN).