Two women Elizabeth Adeh, 56 and Margaret Ekeng, 48, were on Wednesday arraigned before an Abuja Senior Magistrates' Court for fighting over a house.
Adeh and Ekeng reside at block 2, flat 2, Gender Street, Wuse Zone 1.
Prosecutor Abu Opanachi told the court that the case was reported to the Police Area Command, Maitama by Ekeng on June 5.
Opanachi said that the four bedroom house was allocated to Ekeng in 1991 while she was working in the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.
He added that the house was also allocated to Adeh, who also works in the same office with Ekeng and the two were co-tenant.
The prosecutor said that during the 2005 sale of Federal Government houses, both agreed on a trust to buy the house.
Opanachi added that the duo also agreed that Adeh's name should be used to bid for the house, which was sold at N4.5 million.
He pointed out that based on trust, Ekeng contributed N3 million to Adeh for the purchase of the house between 2005 and 2008.
The prosecutor added: ``Adeh, however, intentionally and dishonestly asked Ekeng to pack out of the house, saying the house belongs to her and even threatened to kill her. ’’
He said that the offence amounted to criminal breach of trust, cheating and intimidation, and contrary to Sections 312, 322 and 397 of the Penal Code.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The trial Magistrate, Mrs Omolola Akindele, granted bail to the accused in the sum of N100, 000 and two sureties in like sum, added the sureties must reside within the jurisdiction of the court.
She ordered that a passport size photograph of the accused and the sureties should be attached to the bail bond and adjourned the case till July 17 for hearing.