Man Lands In Court For Touching Woman’s Breast

Man Lands In Court For Touching Woman’s Breast
Chris Steven, Abuja

A 45-year-old trader, Sunny Onugu, on Friday appeared before a Kado Grade 1 Area Court Judge for allegedly touching a woman’s breast without her consent.

He said said to have touched one Adeyemi Rafatu’s breast without her consent while she was paying for items bought in his shop.

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 rank of Grade Level 6.

Prosecutor Salisu Khaleel had told the court that Adeyemi Rafatu of the same address reported the matter at the Utako Police Station on Feb. 29.

Khaleel said that the defendant touched Rafatu on the breast 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.