The police on Wednesday arraigned a hotel caretaker, Unique Onwuka and his friend, Thank Ekpemriri, in a Karshi Grade I Area Court, Abuja for allegedly beating up a guest, causing him grievous hurt.
The police charged Onwuka and Ekpemriri with the joint act, assault, causing grievous hurt and criminal intimidation.
The prosecutor, Ayotunde Adeyanju, told the court that a written petition was received from one Ekene Ezedue of Riverside Hilltop Hotel, Karu, Abuja, reporting the matter at the Karu Police Area Command, Abuja, on February 11.
Adeyanju said that the complainant alleged that on February 8, requested for a receipt for N12,000, being part payment of N30,000 charged for his room for the month of January.
He added that instead of giving him the receipt, the defendants conspired, beat up and threatened to kill him.
The prosecution alleged that the defendants claimed that they were “capons” in a cult group.
The prosecutor said the offence contravened the provisions of sections 79, 265, 247 and 397 of the Penal Code.
The defendants pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The presiding judge, Aliyu Kagarko, admitted the defendants to bail in the N500,000, each with one surety each in like sum.
Kagarko adjourned the case until April 4, for hearing.