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Woman bags two years for assaulting policemen


An Oredo Magistrates’ Court in Benin, Edo State, has sentenced a 35-year-old woman, Oduwa Egbenayabuwa, to two-year imprisonment for allegedly assaulting two policemen.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs. RachaeI Ogbevoen, convicted the accused person on Thursday, after finding her guilty on two-count related to assault.
Prior to her conviction, Egbenayabuwa had appealed to the court for leniency, adding that she was a first-time offender.
Ogbevoen, however, gave the convict an option of fine in the sum of N30,000.
The Police prosecutor, Patrick Agbonifo, had earlier said the offence was committed on October 31, 2015.
Agbonifo had explained that Egbenayabuwa assaulted one Isaikpere Alfred, said to be an Inspector, by slapping him on his back while performing his lawful duty.
He said that the convict also gripped and tore the uniform of one Wose Azubike, with force number 502635 P/C, while on his lawful duty.
According to him, the offence contravened Section 356(2) of the Criminal Code Cap. 48 Vol. II, laws of the defunct Bendel State of Nigeria, 1976, as applicable in Edo State.Punch