An Area Court sitting in Jos on Monday has sentenced a 24-year-old butcher, Mathew Danjuma, to one-year imprisonment for stabbing his colleague. The judge, Mr Shawomi Bokkos, who jailed Danjuma after he confessed to the crime, however, gave him the option of a N50,000 fine.
He also ordered him to pay N35,000 as compensation to the complainant. Bokkos said the judgement would serve as a deterrent to those who would want to indulge in such acts. Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Ibrahim Gokwat, told the court that the case was reported on May 21 at the Jos C’ Division by Umar Muhammed, the complainant.
Gokwat said the convict got angry with Muhammed during an altercation and stabbed him with a knife. He said the offence contravened the provisions of Section 241 of the Penal Code Law of Plateau State.