A 28-year-old woman, Ifeoma Okoroafor, on Friday confessed before a Gudu Upper Area Court in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, that she inflicted injuries on a man because he touched her breast without her consent.
The Prosecutor, Urom Inah, told the court that the complainant, Musa Goddy of Police Barracks, Garki, reported the matter at the Garki Police Station on February 28.
Inah said the defendant attacked him and used bottle to inflict injuries on him for no reason, adding that Okoroafor could not give any satisfactory account of her actions during police investigation.
The prosecutor said the offence contravened Section 79 and 245 of the Penal Code.
Meanwhile, the accused, a resident of Dutse Area of Apo in her defense, told the court, “My Lord, the complainant, Musa Goddy, touched me inappropriately and without my consent, while I was waiting for a commercial vehicle to take me home after work at night.
“I queried him for his action and attacked him and he beat me up and tore my clothes.The timely intervention of three other women saved me from being killed by the complainant.”
She, however, pleaded not guilty to a two-count charge of joint act and causing hurt.
The Chief Judge, Alhaji Umar Kagarko, granted bail to the defendant in the sum of N20,000 with one ‘reliable’ surety in like sum, ruling that the surety must reside within the court’s jurisdiction.Kagarko adjourned the case till May 9 for mention.