Thursday, May 9, 2019

Jobless man jailed 6 months for touching girl’s breasts

An Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Wednesday sentenced an unemployed man, Ilias Mudashiru, to six months imprisonment for touching a girl’s breast in decently and stabbing her relatives.

Magistrate F. O. Sasanya convicted Mudashiru, 29, following his plea of “guilty” to a three-count charge of conspiracy, indecent assault and assault occasioning harm.

The offences contravened Sections 173, 263 (i) and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.


She sentenced Mudashiru after listening to the review of facts given by prosecuting Sergeant Godspower Ehizoba.

The Magistrate held: “The defendant is hereby sentenced him to three months in prison on count one (conspiracy), three months on count two (indecent assault) and six months in prison on count three (assault occasioning harm).

“The sentence will run concurrently.”

Mudashiru was arraigned for the offences on April 26.

In his review of the case, Ehizoba told the court that he committed the offences on April 21, at about 8:20am, at Bombata Market, Oroyinyin Street in the Adeniji Adele area of Lagos Island.

He said Mudashiru conspired with others still at large and indecently asaulted Judith Nwachima by touching her on her breast while she was on her way to a clinic.

Ehizoba said while Mudashiru was assaulting Nwachima, two of her relatives, Stanely Chinedu and Asoiba Chinedu, came to rescue her but Mudashiru stabbed them on the head, neck and arm with a broken bottle.

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