An Abuja Magistrates’ Court on Monday granted bail to a commercial sex worker, Mercy Deter, in the sum of N20,000.
Deter, 22, of Daki Biyu village is standing trial before Magistrate Mohammed Zubairu for allegedly biting and causing hurt to a detainee while in police custody.
Police prosecutor, Cpl. Simon Emmanuel, told the court that on Jan. 16, Miss Onyebuchi Okereke of Dape village reported the case at the Life Camp Police Station where they were both detained.
He told the court that the accused had an argument with the complainant over sleeping space in the police cell. The accused allegedly bit the complainant on her right arm causing a deep cut.
The prosecutor added that the complainant spent N5,000 for medical treatment of the injury. He said the action of the accused contravened the provisions of Section 246 of the Penal Code.
Deter pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Zubairu granted the accused bail in the sum of N20,000 with one surety who must reside within the jurisdiction of the court.
The case was adjourned to Jan. 24.