Thursday, 23 August 2012

Woman jailed for removing opponent’s 4 teeth

An Upper Area
Court in Gwagwalada
on Thursday sentenced
Eucharia Mwachukwu
to six months
imprisonment for
causing grievous hurt
to one Rakiya Umar.
The judge, Mr Waziri
Adamu, however, gave
her an option of
N5,000 fine.
Adamu said that the
prosecution had
proved beyond
reasonable doubt that
the convict committed
the offence.
Mr Luke Elemechi, the
defence counsel, said
his client was a first
offender and prayed
the court to tamper
justice with mercy.
He said the convict was
a widow and the only
person taking care of
her children, adding
that any harsh
punishment would not
only affect her but also
her dependants.
The prosecutor, Insp
Martha Paul, told the
court that the convict
had dragged the
complainant into a
fight which resulted in
the removal of four of
the complainant’s
Paul said that the
offence, to which the
convict had pleaded
not guilty, was
committed in 2010,
adding that it
contravened Section
241 of the Penal Code.
Delivering judgment,
Adamu said that the
evidence presented by
the prosecution had
helped the case.
“The three witnesses
presented by the
prosecution before the
court all testified by
law with concrete
“After listening
carefully to the
evidence of the three
witnesses, the court
hereby rules that the
prosecution has
successfully proved
their case,’’ he said.
Adamu said the offence
committed by the
convict was a
voluntary one and with
the intent to cause
He added that the
evidence of the
complainant herself
showed that she was
dragged into the fight
by the convict.
He said any party that
was not satisfied with
the judgment could
appeal to a higher
court. (NAN)

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