Woman to spend two years in prison for assaulting policemen

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    For having the boldness to assault two policemen serving in Benin City, capital of Edo state, a 35-year-old woman, Oduwa Egbenayabuwa, isto spend two years in prison for assaulting two policemen.

    The Oredo Magistrates’ Court which gave its judgment on Thursday and presided over by Chief Magistrate, Mrs. RachaeI Ogbevoen, convicted the accused person after finding her guilty on a two-count charge of assault.

    It was learnt that sequel to today’s judgment, 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 offence was committed on October 31, 2015 according to the police prosecutor, Patrick Agbonifo.

    He 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.