A 26-year-old mechanic, Mohammed Isah, was on Monday sentenced to two months in prison by an Upper Area Court sitting in Gwagwalada, FCT, for obstructing arrest of his wife.
The judge, Alhaji Alhassan Kusherki, however, gave him an option to pay N 10, 000 as fine.
“The court convicts you, Mohammed Isah, of the offence of obstruction which is contrary to Section 148 of the Penal Code and punishable under same section which you said is true.
“You are hereby given the option to pay a fine of N 10,000 or spend two months in prison in default of payment.
“This punishment would serve as a deterrent to others and for the convict to be a good citizen,’’ he said.
The prosecutor, Insp. Martha Paul, had earlier told the court that on July 13, the convict obstructed one, Cpl. Adaji Ominka and one other policeman, attached to Gwagwalada Police Station from arresting the wife.
Paul said the convict’s wife, Bilkisu Mohammed, was involved in a case of causing hurt and the policemen were at his house in Angwan Dodo to arrest her when he prevented them from doing so.
She said the offence contravened Section 148 of the Penal Code.
The convict pleaded guilty to the offence. (NAN)