A 22-year-old man, Isaac Iliya, was on Thursday arraigned in a Karu Grade I Area Court, Abuja, for assaulting a woman in a hotel.
The defendant, who resides in Jikwoyi, Abuja, was charged with assault and causing hurt.
The Prosecution Counsel, Mr Ayotunde Adeyanju, told the court that the complainant, Chukwudi Okafor, reported the matter at the Jikwoyi Police Station on September 26. He said the complainant reported that the defendant poured a substance into his companion’s (Beauty) drink, pulled her dress and wanted to have sexual intercourse with her, noting that the offences contravened Sections 79, 265 and 249 of the Penal Code.
The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Judge, Inuwa Maiwada, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N100,000 with one surety in like sum and adjourned the case to December 16. (NAN)