Abuja - A Gudu Upper Area Court in Abuja
on Tuesday sentenced one Fidelis Godwin to eight weeks imprisonment for
attacking a woman with a knife and stealing a purse containing her ATM card,
N6,500 and two mobile phones.
Godwin of Durumi village pleaded guilty when the offences of
joint act and extortion were read to him in court.
The Judge, Alhaji Umar Kagarko, however, gave the convict an
option of N12,000 fine.
Kagarko said that the convict should also pay restitution of
N6,500 to the complainant in addition to the eight weeks imprisonment.
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Earlier, the Prosecutor, Oyeyemi Adeniyi told the court that
one Abigail Saidu of Salasi street had reported the matter at the Durumi police
divisional headquarters on Jan. 20.
Adeniyi said the accused and one other still at large
accosted the complainant on the Area 1 bridge and threatened her with a knife
before dispossessing her of the items.
According to him, two handsets were recovered from the
accused person during police investigation.
The offences, he said contravened sections 79 and 292 of the
Penal Code Law.