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Scavenger bags 2 months imprisonment for causing grievous hurt

A Karmo Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, on Tuesday sentenced a scavenger, Abdullahi Yusuf, to two months imprisonment for stabbing a man with bottle.

Yusuf, 20, who resides at Wuse Zone 5, Abuja, pleaded guilty to a count charge of causing grievous hurt and begged the court for leniency.

The judge, Mr Abubakar Sadiq, however, gave Yusuf an option of N6, 000 fine and warned him to desist from committing crime.
Sadiq said the punishment would have been stiffer if Yusuf had not saved the court the pains of protracted prosecution.

The prosecuting counsel, Florence Auhioboh, had told the court that the matter was reported on Aug. 15 at Utako Police Station, Abuja, by one Shola Johnson of Arab Contractors by Big Joe Transport.

Auhioboh said that on the same date at about 9. p.m. Yusuf intentionally went to the complainant’s house and scattered his property for just no cause.

She told the court that when the complainant tried to stop Yusuf, he became violent and attacked him with bottle.

The prosecutor said that Yusuf used the said bottle and inflicted injuries on the complainant’s head and all over his body.

She said that the complainant raised an alarm which attracted other neighbours and Yususf took to his heels, but was caught.

The prosecutor added that the offence contravened the provisions of Section 247 of the Penal Code.

Nigeria Lawyer

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