Voodoo in court! Woman sends snake to torment neighbour after quarrel, arraigned

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By Ray OCHIE, Investigator Correspondent, Abuja.

Litigants and lawyers alike were taken aback this morning after a 28-year-old businesswoman identified as Sadiya Abdullahi was arraigned in a Mararaba Upper Area Court sitting before Justice Ibrahim Shekarau, for allegedly sending a snake to her neighbour’s apartment after a mild quarrel.  Sources said the accused and the complainant, Mr. Awuje Audi had altercation following which Mrs. Abdullahi said to be a business woman allegedly threatened to ‘deal’ with the complainant adding that that night a black snake was found in the complainant’s room menacing from one corner of his room to the other while he fled his apartment with his family for safety. He was said to have reported the matter to the Police at Division ‘A’ Station Mararaba the following morning, leading to the arrest and detention of the accused. CrimeWorld scooped that both the accused person and the complainant lived at New Orange market, Mararaba, Nasarawa State and were said to have maintained cordial relationship before the quarrel broke out over a yet to be ascertained cause.  But the prosecution Counsel, Sergeant Daniel Torkangu who charged the accused with intentional insult and criminal conspiracy told the court that the matter was reported on October 15, 2019 adding that the complainant alleged that on October 12, 2019 the defendant sent a black snake into her room to harm his household after threatening to deal with him using ‘black magic’ during a quarrel. According to him, the offence contravened the provisions of sections 97 and 265 of the Penal Code. But the accused pleaded not guilty to the charge and was admitted to bail in the sum of N50,000 with one surety in like sum. The Judge ordered that the surety must be resident within the court jurisdiction even as he adjourned till October 28, 2019.

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