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Court Jails 32 Years Old Man Over Amputation Of His Friend’s Hand



From Abdullahi Idris, Bauchi

The Bauchi State Chief Magisterate Court CMC number12 presided over by  HarunaAbdulmumini Mamman  has sentenced a 32 year old man Auwal Usmanto two years in the correctional center for cutting the two hands of his friend with matchette.

The Prosecutor Inspector Yusuf Musa earlier told the court that the suspect Awwal Usman of Dogon Ruwa village Ari in Ningi Local Government Area of Bauchi State had a misunderstanding without Sabo Abduwa, it result to physical fight as a result of that Awwal brought a matchette and stabbed his friend in his two hands one hand fell down while the remaining one is dangling, 

Police prosecutor said Abduwa was taken to General Hospital Ningi where the remaining hand was amputated save his life because of the serious injuries sustained as a result of the deep cut ,contrary to section 241 of the penal code.

The suspect admitted the chages against him and plead for leniency from the court being the first offender.

In his judgement today the presiding Chief magisterate Mamman said the court was convinced that the victim lost his two hands as a result of the heinous act of the suspect Awwal, which will render the victim disable.

Mamman sentenced him to two years in correctional service without an option of fine for causing grievous hurt contrary to section 241 of the penal code and ordered him to pay 150,000 medical expenses spent by the victim.

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Hon. Alao- Akala Petitions IG, 4 Others Over Brutality Of Mr Olaide, Seeks Justice For Victim



Joel Ajayi

An Honourable Member Representing the good people of Ogbomoso South LG, Ogbomoso North LG, and Orire LG Hon. Olamijuwon Alao-Akala has Petitioned IG and four others over the Brutality of one Mr. Adebayo Olaide in Ogbomoso Oyo state that resulted to loss of a left eye and several damages in his right hand. 

In the petition filed before the Green Chamber of National Assembly on Thursday in Abuja Hon. Akala said the IG and four others failed to comply with court orders twice on the matter.

He described the action against Mr Olaide as inhuman urging the National Assembly to Wade into the case.

In his petition, he said: “I moved a petition on behalf of Mr. Adebayo Olaide, a native of Ogbomoso, Oyo State on the floor of the House yesterday.”Mr. Adebayo was brutalized by the men of the Nigerian police force, Oyo State Command on the 25th of June, 2009, at Ayegbayun village, near Odo Oba, Ogooluwa L.G in Ibadan. This unfortunate incident led to a loss of sight in his left eye and bodily harm to his person.

“In suit no: M/554/2011, between Mr. Adebayo Olaide v. Inspector General of Police and four others, and Appeal No CA/1244/2013 between the Inspector General of Police and four others v. Mr. Adebayo Olaide; the courts unanimously delivered judgment in favor of Mr. Adebayo Olaide. But quite disturbingly, Mr. Olaide has neither got justice nor compensation for the assault meted out to him.”

Hon. Akala Said It is disheartening that Mr. Olaide has continued to live with this disability for the past 13 years due to the unprofessional attitude of police officers employed to protect Nigerians. In addition, the non-compliance of the court orders is disrespectful and unacceptable. 

“As a Lawmaker, invested in justice and effective implementation of the law, I called on the House to wade into this case, by ensuring that the NPF respects court orders. While this may not restore Mr. Olaide’s sight, I believe that the award will go a long way in ensuring that he gets the justice that he deserves, while also setting precedence for like matters in the future.”

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