Man sentenced to 4 years imprisonment for beating his pregnant wife with cable and stone in Abuja

A Senior Magistrates’ Court in Gwagwalada in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, has sentenced a 39-year-old security guard, Thiouma Kwawi, to four years imprisonment, for beating up his wife with cable wire and inflicting grievous injuries on her.
Kwawi, who was convicted and sentenced for criminal force and assault and causing grievous hurt, had begged the court for mercy.
Senior Magistrate Munir Sani sentenced Kwawi to two years imprisonment for the first charge or an option to pay a fine of N200,000.
Sani also sentenced the convict to two years imprisonment for the second charge without an option of a fine.
He ordered the convict to pay a compensation of N200,000 to the wife, the money she spent on her medical treatment.
He also ordered that the convict be sent to Suleja Correctional Centre and punished with hard labour.
Earlier, the prosecuting counsel, Dabo Yakubu, told the court that the convict’s wife, 19-year-old Kauna Jedi, of Mopol barrack Kuje Junction, Abuja, reported the matter at Iddo police station on June 1.
Yakubu said that the convict used stone and cable wire to beat his pregnant wife and, in the process, inflicted severe injuries on her.
The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of Sections 267 and 247 of the Penal Code.
According to Section 247, whoever, except in the case provided for by Section 245 of the Penal Code, voluntarily causing grievous hurt, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to seven years and shall also be liable to a fine.

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