A Grade 1 Area Court sitting in Gwagwalada last Thursday sentenced Okechukwu Uche to five months imprisonment for stabbing his friend with a broken bottle and inflicting injuries on him. Judge Hassan Ishaq Muhammad however gave him a N7,000 fine option.
Police prosecutor, Haruna Suleiman, said on July 12 at about 1830 hours, one Kenneth Ogbonna reported to the police that the accused beat him and later stabbed him with a broken bottle, inflicting injuries on his body. The prosecutor said the complainant was rushed to a hospital, while the accused admitted he attacked him during police investigation.
When the charges were read to the accused, he pleaded guilty and asked for leniency, while the prosecutor sought for summary trial.Judge Muhammad convicted the accused.