A former member of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly representing Uke/Karshi constituency – Hon. Alhassan Dan Iya Gora has been arraigned before the Uke Upper Area Court for assault, breach of public peace, and dishonest and fraudulent reconnection thereby stealing the electricity of Abuja Electricity Distribution Company AEDC contrary to sections264 286(2) 113 and 114 of the Penal Code, Laws of Northern Nigeria.
This was made known in a press statement made available yesterday by AEDC in Abuja. The statement explained that Hon. Gora assaulted its staff that was carrying out his legitimate duty as a Marketer covering the Gora community.
AEDC said further that Hon Gora had reconnected himself without the consent of AEDC despite an outstanding debt of as a result of N324, 000.
According to the statement “in the First Information Report FIR filed before the Court, the Police said Hon. Gora slapped Mr. Samson Sabo, a Marketer with AEDC, three times thereby assaulting him while carrying out his official duty in Gora community.”
“On arrival at his house, the team led by Mr. Samson Sabo found that Hon Alhassan Gora had illegally reconnected himself thereby stealing the electricity of AEDC.”
“AEDC promptly reported the matter to the Uke Division of the Nigeria Police Force who charged him before the Upper Area Court on a one-count charge of assault.”
However, when the matter came for hearing, the accused person pleaded not guilty and he was granted bail for N200,000 or in the alternative, he should be remanded at the Keffi Correctional Centre until the next adjourned date, which is 12th February 2020.
The former House of Assembly member represented Uke/ Karshi constituency. The presiding Magistrate is Abdulsalam Abubakar of Upper Area Court Uke.
The presiding Magistrate Abdulsalam Abubakar of Upper Area Court Uke of Nasarawa state while granting Bail to the defendant urges the defendant to provide a reasonable surety, in addition, he shall deposit two photographs to the court.
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