Man Arraigned For Deceitful Marriage And Cruelty To Children

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The Police on Tuesday arraigned a hotel attendant, Danladi
Sule, 31, in a Mararaba Upper Area Court, Nasarawa State, for allegedly
deceiving his girl friend that he would marry her.
The prosecutor, Insp. Joseph Ahua told the court that Rabiat
Tijani, a girl friend to the accused, reported the matter at the ‘A’ Division
Police Station, Mararaba on July 1.
Ahua said that sometimes in 2005, the accused approached the
complainant for marriage, to which she consented.

He alleged that the accused deceived the complainant to come
and live with him as a wife.
“ They have been living together since 2005, the accused
impregnated her, of which she had two children for him,’’ the prosecutor
alleged.
He said that the accused abandoned the complainant and the
children in the village, came to Mararaba and married another woman.
The prosecutor alleged that the accused is currently living
with the woman at Kabayi Mararaba, Nasarawa State.
He said that the offence of deceitful marriage and cruelty
to children committed by the accused contravened sections 238 and 383 of the
Penal Code.
Section 383 prescribes a three-year jail term as penalty for
offenders.
Sule, however, denied committing the offence.
The accused counsel, Mr Prince Nwagbokwu, prayed the court
to grant his client bail, stressing that he will not jump bail.
Ahua objected to the bail application made by the accused
counsel.
The Presiding Judge, Vincent Gwehemba rejected the objection
of the prosecutor, adding that the accused has a pending case of divorce in the
same court.
“Mr Nwagbokwu find out from the two parties what really
happened, see if there will be a way to sort out things before the next
adjourned date,” Gwehemba said.
He granted bail to the accused in the sum of N50, 000 with
one surety in like sum and adjourned the case till July 14 for further hearing.

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