Man sentenced to 4 years imprisonment for beating his pregnant wife with cable and stone in Abuja

Friday, June 7, 2024 
-Senior Magistrate Munir Sani sentenced Kwawi to two years imprisonment for the first charge or an option to pay a fine of N200,000.

 Sani also sentenced the convict to two years imprisonment for the second charge without an option of a fine.

 He ordered the convict to pay a compensation of N200,000 to the wife, the money she spent on her medical treatment.

He also ordered that the convict be sent to Suleja Correctional Centre and punished with hard labour.

Earlier, the prosecuting counsel, Dabo Yakubu, told the court that the convict’s wife, 19-year-old Kauna Jedi, of Mopol barrack Kuje Junction, Abuja, reported the matter at Iddo police station on June 1.

 Yakubu said that the convict used stone and cable wire to beat his pregnant wife and, in the process, inflicted severe injuries on her.

 he offence, he said, contravened the provisions of Sections 267 and 247 of the Penal Code.

 According to Section 247, whoever, except in the case provided for by Section 245 of the Penal Code, voluntarily causing grievous hurt, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to seven years and shall also be liable to a fine.

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