An Upper Sharia Court in Gusau, Zamfara State has granted bail to three women accused of gripping the manhood of one Abdurrahman Suleiman until he slumped.
The accused were first arraigned on August 13, 2012 but the case was adjourned by the judge, Malam Sani Magami, to allow the prosecution to present its witnesses, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.
The women, Hannatu Ibrahim, Rukayya Hassan and Wasila Hassan, all of GRA, Gusau, were said to have attacked Suleiman following a disagreement between them over the use of a mobile phone.
At Monday’s hearing, the prosecution presented a witness, Muawuyya Salisu, 22, who told the court that the ladies had attacked the victim, a member of the First Aid Group deployed to maintain peace and order at a Ramadan preaching event, pulled his manhood until he fainted and was rescued by his colleagues.
The witness further told the court that the accused had held their hands over Suleiman’s mouth to prevent him from shouting for help.
The prosecuting police officer, Hamisu Ibrahim, said the women , charged with criminal conspiracy, criminal force and assault, had committed an offence contrary to sections 97 and 265 of the Penal Code.
The defence counsel, Mr Muttaqa Ahmed, asked the court to enter a “not guilty”‘ plea for his clients.
The judge adjourned the case till September 10, 2012 for continuation of hearing.