Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Man Sentenced To 18 Months Imprisonment For Assaulting Own Mother

A 37-year-old Obinna Nwankwo who is a native of Onuebonyi, in Abakaliki Local Government Area has being sentenced to 18 months imprisonment for assaulting his mother, one Mrs Chinyere Nwankwo.

Man Sentenced To 18 Months Imprisonment For Assaulting Own Mother

Mr Nwankwo also damaged four plastic chairs, windows and other valuables, valued at One Hundred and Sixty Thousand Naira only (N160,000,00.), belonging to the mother.

He however, pleaded guilty to the two counts of assault and unlawful damage brought against him by the prosecution.

Following his admission, the Magistrate, Happiness Chima convicted and sentenced him to 18 months in prison without the option of fine.

According to her, the court exercised its discretion on the matter and decided to be a bit harsh on the accused for assaulting and insulting his mother, who carried him in the womb for nine months and breastfed him for over six months.

She said;

This is not just an affront to your mother alone, but all women worldwide.

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