Cult member prosecuted for alleged criminal intimidation

A self-acclaimed cult member, Victor Achaga, 27, of Aso C, Mararaba, Nasarawa State, was on Monday arraigned in a Grade 1 Area Court, Aso Pada, Mararaba for alleged criminal intimidation.
The Police Prosecutor, Friday Adaji, told the court that Charity Duke of the same address reported the matter on Nov. 27 at the ‘A’ Division Police Station, Mararaba.
“On Nov. 27 at about 9.45 a.m., while Duke was discussing with one of her debtors, one Simon Achaga, interfered and without any tangible reason started insulting and intimidating her.
“He said that he is a cultist and will deal with her,” Adaji alleged.
He said the offence contravened provision of Section 397 of the Penal Code.
If convicted on the charge, the accused can be sentenced to seven years in prison term or an option to pay a fine or both.
However, the accused pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The judge, Mr Albert Maga, granted the accused bail in the sum of N100,000 and a surety in like sum.
Maga ordered that the surety must be a traditional title holder, possess a landed property and must be resident within the jurisdiction of the court.
He ordered that the surety should write undertaking that the accused will not commit similar offence again.


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