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Sahara Reporters, New York, 4 October 2017

Teenager Who Escaped Police Detention Sentenced To 40 Strokes Of The Cane, 6 Weeks Of Community Service

The youth had been arrested for stealing a cell phone and a bicycle.

Youth sweeping the Swali market as his punishment

A 17-year-old who escaped Bayelsa State police detention has been sentenced to 40 strokes of the cane and six weeks of community service.

The youth had been arrested for stealing a cell phone and a bicycle.

According to a copy of the Yenagoa magistrate's court's September 27 judgment seen by SaharaReporters on Wednesday, the juvenile was found guilty of stealing a mobile phone, a bicycle and escaping from police detention.

The punishment for escaping police detention attracted 10 strokes of the cane and 30 minutes of community service for three weeks.

The offense of stealing a bicycle and mobile phone attracted 30 strokes and 30 minutes of community work for three weeks.

Deputy Superintendent of Police and spokesman for the Bayelsa State Police Command, Asinim Butswat, said that the juvenile has been handed over to his parents and is sweeping the Swali market in Yenagoa for 30 minutes daily for six weeks for his community service sentence.

The juvenile, who was seen sweeping the Swali market on Wednesday, said that he had escaped from the broken ceiling at a police detention facility but was shortly rearrested and arraigned.

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Daily Trust, Abuja, 17 October 2017

Student to receive 6 strokes of cane for offence

A Karmo Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, on Tuesday ordered that an 18-year-old student, Mudassiru Ibrahim, be given six strokes of the cane for joint act, criminal force and causing grievous hurt.

Ibrahim of Angwa Hausawa, Karmo, had pleaded guilty to a three-count charge and begged for leniency.

The judge, Alhaji Abubakar Sadiq, gave the order after the convict pleaded guilty and begged the court to tamper justice with mercy.

Sadiq ordered Ibrahim to pay N10,500 to the nominal complainant and warned the convict to desist from committing crime in future.

He said that the court might not be lenient with him the next time he appeared before it.

The Prosecutor, Mrs Florence Avhioboh, had told the court that the matter was reported by one Mustapha Ibrahim of Karmo, at the Karmo Police Station on Oct. 5.

The prosecutor said the convict while standing in front of his brother's shop, hit the complainant on the shoulder with intent to fight him but people restrained him.

He later invited his friends, now at large, to beat the complainant, they inflicted injury on his mouth, he was taken to the hospital where he spent N10,500 for treatment.

Avhioboh said the offences contravened Sections 79, 265 and 247 of the Penal Code.

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