The prosecution counsel, Emeka Ihekoronye alleged that on May 25, 2020, Angela Sunday from Kutunku, Gwagwalada, Abuja, announced her pregnancy for Mr Okpe the defendant. The defendant was alleged to have promised the complainant that he would marry her after giving birth.
The prosecutor said “after giving complainant giving birth to a girl, the defendant did not fulfill his side of the deal, but rather kicked her out of the house”. The defendant is therefore charged with one count of deceitful inducement.
Mr Ihekoronye in his objection requested the court not to grant bail on grounds that, the defendant had been sending threatening text messages to the complainant and her family members.
The prosecution counsel said “defendant’s offense contravened section 383 of the Penal Code”.
Although defendant pleaded not guilty, yet counsel to the defendant, Ayam Michael told the court to discountenance the objection by the prosecution counsel, adding that the matter before the court was a mere allegation.
The judge, Sani Umar granted the defendant bail in the sum of N300,000 with two sureties in like sum.
Mr Umar ordered that one of the sureties must be a community leader and must own a house within the jurisdiction of the court. He added that the photocopy of the Certificate of Occupancy must be submitted to the court. Mr Umar held that the defendant will be detained in the police station for one week in case he failed to meet the bail conditions.
He adjourned the case until July 1 for hearing.