The Magajin Gari Sharia Court One in Kaduna has sentenced a 30-year-old drug addict to one year imprisonment for assault.
The convict, Jamilu Sani, was found guilty of assaulting and injuring one Zubairu Mohammed of Gwandu Road Kaduna ``without any reason''.
The Police prosecutor, Cpl. Haruna Ibrahim had told the court on Nov. 1 that Sani assaulted the complainant on Oct. 30 along Zaria Road and injured him on the eye.
Ibrahim requested the court to compel Sani to refund a Nokia phone valued at N13, 000 and N15,00O lost by the complainant as a result of the attack.
He also sought for a refund of N3,000 spent as medication. The accused pleaded guilty and the presiding officer, Malam Usman Ibrahim sentenced him to one year imprisonment with an option of N5,000 fine.
He ordered that the convict should remain in prison custody until he paid the complainant N17, 500 compensation for the lost items.
"In the event that you pay the fine in full, you will report monthly to the court, until the court is satisfied that you have overcome your drug addiction problem.''