Barber bags 5 months jail term for stabbing man


A Grade 1 Area Court in  Karu, Abuja, on Tuesday sentenced a 28-year-old man, Nura Ahmed,  to five months imprisonment for stabbing a man  on the head with a knife.

Ahmed, a barber and resident of  Abattoir area of Abuja, was arraigned on a three-count charge bordering on defamation, assault and causing grievous hurt by dangerous means. He had pleaded guilty to the charges leveled against him and begged for leniency.

The judge, Hassan Ishaq,  gave the convict an option of  N13,000  fine. The Prosecutor, Vincent Osiji,  had told the court that one Paul Adegbola of Old Chief  Palace, Karu, Abuja, reported the matter at the Karu Police Station in  Abuja  on Feb. 19.

Osiji said the complainant alleged that the convict stabbed him on the head on the same date  at about 8:30am.

The prosecutor  said  the complainant was playing Snooker  when the convict approached him,  claiming that   he stole his memory card.

“In the process of argument, the convict removed  a knife and stabbed Adegbola  on the head, inflicting serious injury on him before he was rushed to Nyanya General Hospital.

‘The complainant is still receiving treatment with an estimated hospital bill of N9, 000,” he said.

The prosecutor said the offences contravened Sections 248, 392 and 265 of the Penal Code.