A 37-year-old man, Umar Lawal, was arraigned at a Kado Grade 1 Area Court in the FCT on Thursday for allegedly refusing to pay a lady after having sex with her.
Lawal, who resides at 12, Negbo Crescent, Wuse 2, Abuja, is facing a count charge of causing grievous hurt.
The Prosecutor, Salisu Khaleel, told court that one Janet Augustus of Mpape Village in Abuja reported the matter at the Maitama Police Station on March 21.
Khaleel said the defendant picked Augustus and promised to pay her N10,000 to have sex with her.
The prosecutor said the defendant beat up Augustus when she demanded her fee after having sexual intercourse with her.
“He stabbed her with a bottle on the face and still refused to pay the complaint the agreed sum after having sex with her,” Khaleel stated.
He said the offence contravened Section 247 of the Penal Code.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Judge, Malam Abubakar Sadiq, granted the accused bail in the sum of N20,000 and a surety in like sum.
Sadiq said the surety must reside within the court’s jurisdiction.
He adjourned the case till May 19 for further hearing.