Two sentenced to jail for beating up woman: A Chief Magistrates’ Court, sitting in Jos on Friday, sentenced two men to one year in prison for beating up a woman and stealing her cellphone.
The police charged a trader, Usman, 19 and a mechanic, Hamza, 20 with conspiracy, criminal force, and theft.
Magistrate Roseline Baraje, sentenced Usman and Hamza after they pleaded guilty to the charges.
Baraje however, gave them an option to pay a fine of N25,000 each.
Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Ijuptil Thiawu, told the court that the case was reported on January 21, at the `C’ Division Police Station by one Esther of Rukuba Road Jos, who is the complainant.
Thiawu said that the accused with others now at large conspired to beat up the complainant at Gangare and stole her Itel phone valued at N6000 and N5000 cash.
During the police investigation, he said, the phone and the money were recovered from them.
He said the offense contravened the provisions of sections 559, 239 and 272 of the Penal Code.
(NAN) Two sentenced to jail for beating up woman: