An 29-year-old unemployed man, Ilias Mudashiru, has been jailed six months for touching a girl’s breast indecently and stabbing her relatives.
Magistrate F. O. Sasanya of the Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos convicted Mudashiru 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.”
The convict was said to have committed the offences on April 21, at about 8:20am, at Bombata Market, Oroyinyin Street in the Adeniji Adele area of Lagos Island.
According to the prosecuting sergeant, 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.
Mudashiru was arraigned for the offences on April 26.