A 32-year-old taxi driver, Fred Johnson, who allegedly beat up an Assistant Commissioner of Police, on Tuesday appeared in a Wuse Zone II Chief Magistrates’ Court.
The police charged Johnson, who lives in Angwuan Juli Mararaba Kam Bia Ligia, Nasarawa State, with alleged mischief.
The prosecutor, Mr Alaba Ajayi , told the court that the case was reported at the Wuse Police Station on March 23.
Ajayi alleged that the defendant drove dangerously and damaged a Samsung phone valued N220, 000 and an Infinix phone valued N100, 000 belonging to one Assistant Commissioner of Police serving in Abuja.
He said the offence contravened the provisions of Section 336 of the Penal Code.
After the charge was read to him, he pleaded not guilty.
Chief Magistrate Egbe Rapheal admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N50, 000.
Raphael ordered the defendant to produce one surety, a civil or public servant on GL 07, who must be within Abuja.
He also ordered that the surety must produce a letter of appointment, last letter of promotion and identity card.
The magistrate adjourned the case until April 26 for hearing. (NAN)