A Grade I Area Court in Dei-dei, Abuja, on Wednesday sentenced six unskilled men, to nine months imprisonment each for assaulting their friend, Musubaliu Baita.
The police charged Zilani Nuhu, 30; Anans Hudu, 26; Hisbilahi Aminu, 28; Sefilahi Sani, 32; Sani Sani, 29, and Mohammed Abdullahi, 31 with conspiracy, criminal force, assault, and causing grievous hurt.
Each of them pleaded guilty and asked the court to temper justice with mercy.
The Judge, Sulyman Ola, convicted and sentenced the suspects following their admission to committing the offence.
“The court, having found the convicts guilty of the offence, in line with their plea for mercy and leniency,
“And as first time offenders, who did not waste the time and resources of the court, all six suspects are hereby sentenced to nine months imprisonment with an option to pay N40, 000 fine each,’’ Ola pronounced.
He further advised the convicts to be responsible citizens and desist from such act, stating that the judgement would serve as a deterrent to those who would want to indulge in any criminal act.
Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Mr Olaonipekun Babajide told the court that Musubaliu Baita, of 5th Avenue Gwarinpa, Abuja, reported the case at the Gwarinpa Police station, on Feb.15, at about 2:30 pm.
He said that the convicts and the complainant had a misunderstanding which ended up in a fist cuff.
The police said that the convicts ganged up against Baita and injured him in the eye and head.
He said during police investigation, the convicts admitted to the crime, adding that the offence contravened the provisions of sections 265 and 241 of the Penal Code Law.
Two farmers jailed for assault, attempted extortion
An Area Court in Jos on Friday sentenced two farmers, Samaila Zanko, 24, and Umar Abubakar, 36, to three months imprisonment each for assault and extortion.
The judge, Mr Shawomi Bokkos, sentenced Zanko and Abubakar after they pleaded guilty to assault and attempted extortion.
Bokkos, however, gave each of them an option to pay a fine of N10,000.
Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Monday Dabit told the court that the case was reported on Sept. 11 at the office of the Police Anti-Kidnapping Unit, Jos, by the complainant, Malam Saudi Abdullahi.
The prosecutor said that the convicts beat up the complainant after invading his house.
He told the court that the convicts also demanded N3 million from the complainant as a “settlement fee”and threatened to beat him up if he refused to comply.
Dabit said that the offence contravened the provisions of the Plateau Penal Code.
Family of Gandu attack victim in Nasarawa begs Gov. Sule, others for assistance
The family of Isa Yusuf, a victim of a military shoot-out with suspected kidnappers in the Gandu area of the Lafia metropolis, Nasarawa State, has appealed for help.
Isa Yusuf was shot and left at the Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital (DASH), Lafia after a rescue mission went awry.
According to Salihu Yusuf, the elder brother of the victim, Isa went to rescue a kidnapped relative in Gandu, only to be mistaken for fleeing kidnappers by military operatives. The encounter resulted in Isa being shot three times.
The family, expressing understanding of the military’s duty, is struggling with the escalating medical expenses.
Salihu Yusuf stated the family has already spent over ₦200,000 on tests and scanning, with indications that one of the shots affected Isa’s spinal cord, necessitating a referral to a hospital in Jos, Plateau State.
Isa, a painter and electrician, not only faces health challenges but also cares for four children left behind by a late brother.
The family, unable to bear the medical costs alone, is reaching out to well-meaning individuals, with a special plea to Governor Abdullahi Sule for assistance.
Student jailed for theft in Jos
An area court in Jos, Plateau State capital, on Friday, sentenced a 23-year-old student, David Longji, to three months imprisonment for stealing a solar panel.
The judge, Mr Shawomi Bokkos, sentenced Longji after he pleaded guilty to theft.
Bokkos, however, gave him the option to pay N20,000 as a fine.
Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Insp Ibrahim Gokwat, told the court that the case was reported on October 16 at the Anglo-Jos Police Station by one Livinus James, the complainant.
The prosecutor said the convict stole the solar panel from a company and was caught while trying to sell it.
Gokwat said the offence contravened the provisions of the Plateau Penal Code.
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