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Published On: Tue, May 13th, 2014

Man to spend one month in prison for assaulting girlfriend

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Crime_03For assaulting his girlfriend, a 30-year old man, Ogah Godwin of Mararaba, Nasarawa state is to spend one month in prison, following his sentence yesterday, by a Kado Upper Area court, in Abuja.

The presiding judge, Mr. Abubakar Sadiq, sentenced Godwin after he pleaded guilty to a two-count charge of criminal force and assault.

Sadiq, however, gave the convict an option of N5, 000 fine.

The judge declared that the sentence would deter others from engaging in similar acts, and warned the convict to be of good behaviour after serving his jail term.

Earlier, police prosecutor, Mr. Simon Ibrahim, had told the court that the complainant, Miss Augustina Sati, of Gishiri Village, Abuja, had lodged a report against the accused at the Utako police station on May 5.

Ibrahim told the court that the accused beat up the complainant in public and inflicted injuries on her.

The prosecutor said that the complainant lost her Nokia phone valued at N7, 000 during the assault.

In his plea, the convict told the court that he did not know what came over him when he committed the crime.

‘‘She (complainant) made me angry and I could not control myself; please have mercy on me. I will not do it again,’’ he pleaded. (NAN)

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