Court sentences trader to 4 months imprisonment for attacking friend with knife

A Grade I Area Court in Lugbe, Abuja, on Wednesday sentenced a 25-year-old trader, Michael Glory, to four months imprisonment for injuring his friend with a knife.

The Judge, Mr Abubakar Sadiq, sentenced Glory, who resides in Aco Estate, Airport Road, Abuja after he pleaded guilty to assault and causing grievous hurt.

Sadiq, however, gave the convict an option to pay a fine of N10,000 after he pleaded for leniency.

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Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Mrs Ijeoma Ukagha, told the court that the matter was lodged at the Iddo Police Station, Abuja, by the complainant, Kelechi Chidi on February 13.

Ukagha said the convict violently attacked Chidi with a knife during an argument.

Ukagha told the court that the complainant received life-threatening injuries on his head.

The offence, she said, contravened the provisions of Section 253 of the Penal Code.

NAN

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