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4 Jan 2018

Man Who Tied, Beat Up Father Takes Another Twist

A 27-year-old man, Innocent Pitman, who is standing trial for allegedly beating up his father, was on Wednesday granted bail by Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the judge, Mr. Aliyu Kagarko, admitted Innocent to bail in the sum of N100,000 with one surety in like sum  for allegedly assaulting his father, Isaac Pitman.

Innocent is facing two counts bordering on assault, which is said to contravene sections 79 and 265 of the Penal Code.

The accused had pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The judge said the surety must be resident within the court’s jurisdiction and must also submit his driving licence or national identity card, as well as passport photographs.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Mahmud Ismail, told the court that Isaac reported Innocent at the Jikwoyi Police Station on December 24, 2017.

He said Isaac reported that the accused and his brother, Humprey Pitman, who is still at large, jointly assaulted him.

“The two sons of the complainant tied him and beat him up.

“They assaulted him because he warned them to stop disturbing the peace of the neighbourhood with their criminal acts,” Ismail said.

The case was adjourned till January 29, 2018, for hearing.

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