An Egor Magistrates’ Court in Benin on Thursday sentenced one Chief, Obamedo Ode to two moths in prison for assaulting another, Chief, Edwin Onaiwu by beating him with a stick.
The Magistrate, Aiyanyo Blessing sentenced Ode after she find him guilty of one count charge of assault filed against him.
Alyanyo however gave the convict an option to pay a fine of N20,000.
Earlier, the police prosecutor, Inspector Lucky Sunday, told the court that the convict committed the crime on February 22, 2018 at Iguotor community, in Egor magisterial district.
According the prosecutor, on the said date, Obamedo came with thugs to unlawfully assault the complainant with a stick and did cause him harm.
The prosecutor said the offence contravened the provision of sections 355 of the Criminal Code Cap. 48 Vol. 11, Laws of the defunct Bendel State of Nigeria, 1976, now applicable in Edo