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29-Year Old Woman Sentenced To 8 Months Jail Term For Assault

A 28-year-old housewife named Faith Felix has been sentenced to eight months in prison by a Senior Magistrates’ Court in Gwagwalada, Abuja, after pouring hot water on her co-wife.

The woman, who lives in Gosa Toge along the airport road in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), was convicted and punished for a criminal assault and causing grievous hurt on his fellow being.

Faith, however, asked the court for leniency in judgement.

Dabo Yakubu, the prosecution counsel, informed the court that the complainant, Stella Jesus of the same address, reported the incident to the police on May 2.

Yakubu claimed that when the complainant was sleeping, the convict purposefully poured hot water on her for no apparent reason.

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He told the court that during the police inquiry, the defendant admitted to committing the conduct on purpose.

According to Yakubu, the offence violated Penal Code Sections 267, 268, and 247.

N.A. Turkur, the Senior Magistrate who sentenced her to eight months in prison without the option of a fine, warned her to stop committing such acts and to behave well.

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