Leadership (Abuja)

12 February 2013

Nigeria: Man Sentenced to 1 Year Imprisonment for Stabbing 16-Year-Old Boy

A Magistrates' Court in Abeokuta on Tuesday sentenced a 20-year-old man, Bidemi Jayeola, to one year imprisonment for stabbing a 16-year-old boy.

The Magistrate, Mr Matins Akinyemi, sentenced Jayeola after he pleaded guilty to the charge of assault filed against him.

Akinyemi, who did not give the convict an option of fine, said the sentence was with hard labour.

The magistrate said that the offence was classified as a violent crime.

He said that Jayeola inflicted "serious bodily injury" on another person, therefore, he had to go to jail and think about his actions.

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