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Professor Zainab Duke-Abiola, Worker Accused Of Assaulting Policewoman Granted Bail

Professor Zainab Duke-Abiola and Rebecca Enechido, her housekeeper, have been granted bail by a magistrate court located in Wuse Zone 6 of the Federal Capital Territory.

Both of them were arrested and remanded for allegedly assaulting and brutalizing a policewoman, identified as Inspector Teju Moses.

Magistrate Elizabeth Wonu granted the accused person bail after listening to the arguments of the prosecution and defence lawyers.

Prof. Zainab Duke-Abiola and Rebecca were remanded at the Suleja Correctional Centre for allegedly assaulting a female police officer.

The presiding magistrate stated that the court considered the terms of Section 229 of the Penal Code law, which is culpable homicide attempt, which is applicable in Northern Nigeria and is employed in criminal proceedings.

According to Magistrate Wonu, the court also considered Section 277 of the Criminal Procedure Code.

She stated that the court has jurisdiction to hear the case of culpable homicide and also issue bail.

The court subsequently granted the duo bail after spending 12 days in prison custody.

However, the court ordered the accused persons to submit two sureties with definite addresses within its jurisdiction.

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