By G9ija

The Nasarawa State Police Command has charged Dr. Fred Ella-Ayokhai, a Lecturer with the Federal University of Lafia, and three of his children for allegedly assaulting a lady in Lafia.

This was contained in a statement by Ramhan Nansel, Police Public Relations Officer in the state, on Wednesday.

According to the statement, the suspects: Dr. Ekpa-Ayokhai, 53; Emmanuella Ayokhai, 18; Bob Praise-Ayokhai, 23; and Saint-Dan Ayokhai, 21, were arraigned at High Court 1, Lafia before Justice Aisha Aliyu, the Chief Judge of the state.

Nansel explained that the suspects were arraigned on six-count charge of Criminal Conspiracy, House Breaking and Criminal Force.

Other charges are assault to woman with intent to outrage modesty, kidnapping and inflicting physical injury.

The Police Public Relations Officer said: “The offences are punishable under Section 97 of the Penal Code Law of Northern Nigeria, Section 3 (1) and 4 of the Nasarawa State Kidnapping (prohibition) Law, 2019.

“It is also punishable under Section 268 (2) and 354 of the Penal Code Law of Northern Nigeria and Section 3 (1) of the Nasarawa State Violence Against Persons (prohibition) Law, 2019.”

The PPRO also said that the Chief Judge of the state assigned the case to High Court, Obi for trail.

The police spokesperson saidthe suspects were remanded at the Lafia custodial centre.