David Orih, a 27-year-old man today faced charges of criminal force and causing grievous hurt in a Karshi Grade I Area Court, Abuja, after the police said he allegedly stabbed his neighbour with a knife.
Arih, who resides in Kugbo, Karu, Abuja, is charged with four counts of joint act, criminal force, causing grievous hurt and disturbance of public peace.
The prosecutor, Ayomide Adeyanju, told the court that one Sunday Ani, reported the matter on behalf of his junior brother at the Karu Police Station, Abuja, on October 10.
He said that on October 6, the complainant’s junior brother, Michael was approached by the defendant to help him buy something from a store.
However, the prosecutor said after refused, the defendant, in company of his three brothers and one other now at large, beat Micheal up.
The prosecutor said the defendant and his brothers used knives and inflicted serious injuries on Michael’s abdomen, hands and other parts of his body.
“Michael is still receiving treatment in Garki Hospital.
The offence, the prosecutor said, contravened the provisions of Sections 80, 265, 248 and 113 of the Penal Code.
After the charges were read to him, the defendant pleaded not guilty.
The judge, Aliyu Kagarko, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N80,000 with one surety in like sum and adjourned the case until Nov. 16, for hearing.