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A 21-year-old man, Michael Fadipe has been sentenced to five years imprisonment by an Abeokuta Magistrates’ Court for inflicting injury on one Tobi Akinyemi with a cutlass.
The Magistrate, Mr S. S. Shotayo, said that the prosecution had proven its case beyond reasonable doubt.
PLATFORM TIMES reports that the Magistrate declared that Fadipe was guilty as charged and sentenced him to five years imprisonment with hard labour and without an option of fine.
Earlier, the Prosecutor, ASP Wale Diyaolu, told the court that the convict committed the offence on Oct. 10, 2021 about 8:30 p.m at Oke-Ibatumu Ijoun in Ayetoro area of Ogun.
Diyaolu said that the Fadipe conspired with others now at large to assault one Tobi Akinyemi by using cutlass to inflict a cut on the complainant left hand.
He said the complainant went for a naming ceremony at Ayewa Club in Ijoun, when Fadipe started tormenting trouble.
The Prosecutor said the complainant pleaded with the convict to stop fomenting trouble at the ceremony.
Diyaolu said when Akinyemi got home, the convict, in company of some boys stormed Akinyemi’s home and beat him with sticks and also used a cutlass to inflict a cut on his hand.
The prosecutor said Akinyemi was taken to hospital for treatment, while the convict and others escaped.
He noted that the offences contravened Sections 516and 355 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ogun, 2006.
Fadipe, who resides at ljoun Ayetoro area of Ogun, pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge of conspiracy and assault.