Man bags 5 years imprisonment for assault

Ikeja, March 15, 2019 An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Friday sentenced one Johnson Aremu, 25, to five years imprisonment for using a cutlass to inflict injuries on a man.

Magistrate Mr J. A. Adegun sentenced Aremu after he pleaded guilty to a two-count charge of unlawful infliction of grievous harm and assault.

Adegun sentenced Aremu to two years imprisonment for count one and three years for count two without giving an option of fine.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, ASP. Clifford Ogu, had told the court that Aremu committed the offences on Feb. 13 at 6:30 a.m. at No 11, Adebari St., Atobaje in Agege, near Lagos.

“Aremu assaulted one Tunde Ogunlowo by using a cutlass to cut his neck and waist and inflicting injuries on him over a dispute, ’’ Ogu said.

The prosecutor said that Ogunlowo suffered severe injuries from the attack.

Ogu said that the offences contravened Sections 246 and 245 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.