A 36-year-old man, Abdulkareem Abdulsalam, was on Wednesday sentenced to two months in prison for indecent assault by a Senior Magistrate Court in Karu, FCT.
Police Prosecutor Stephen Eimoga told the court that on March 19 at about 9 a.m, one Juliet Sunday 18 of Karu Village reported the matter at Karu Police Station.
“On March. 18 at about 6 p.m., Sunday was coming out from the bathroom and Abdulsalam also of Karu Village, assaulted her by holding her breast without her consent,’’ Eimoga said.
He said that the offence contravened the provisions of section 285 of the Penal Code.
The accused pleaded guilty to the charge.
Citing section 157 (1) of the Criminal Procedure Code, Eimoga applied for summary trial of the accused.
Asked if he had any cause to show why the court should not convict him, the accused pleaded for leniency.
“I pray the court to pardon me for what I have done. I am a married man and my parents are late. I am begging for your pardon sir,” Abdulsalam pleaded.
In his judgement, the Magistrate, Mr Aminu Abdullahi, said the accused could not convince the court on why he should not be punished.
“Relying on section 285 of the Criminal Procedure Code, I find you guilty as charged by the police,’’ Abdullahi said.
He sentenced the convict to two months in prison with an option of paying N2,000 fine.
The judge said that in addition to the sentence, 12 strokes of the cane should be administered on Abdulsalam and warned him never to engage in such act again.