By Toluwanimi Adeeko
A Karmo Grade I Area Court, Abuja on Wednesday, 13 November, 2019, ordered that a labourer, Abdullahi Suleman, be released from the custody of the Nigerian Correctional Service.
The judge, Alhaji Inuwa Maiwada, gave the order at the resumed hearing after receiving a letter from a complainant, Amos John, saying he had forgiven Suleiman.
John sent a letter asking the court to pardon the defendant.
The police charged Suleiman with one count of grievous hurt contrary to the provisions of Section 245 of the Penal code law.
The Prosecution Counsel, Ijeoma Ukagha, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Sept. 27.
Ukagha informed the court that the complainant reported the matter at the Lifecamp Police station.
She said the complainant reported that Suleman attacked his younger brother, Ibrahim Bitrus.
The prosecution said that the defendant hit Bitrus in the abdomen and also hit him hard in the groin.
Ukagha also said Bitrus was still receiving treatment in the Wuse General Hospital.
She further told the court that during police investigation, the defendant confessed to committing the crime.