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Car wash operator jailed for slapping woman

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Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via rayyanal[email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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A Karmo Grade I Area Court, Abuja, on Friday sentenced a 30-year-old Car wash operator, Marut Adeyinka, to 30 days’ imprisonment for slapping a woman.

Adeyinka, who resides at Suleja, Niger State, pleaded guilty to a two-count charge of causing hurt and assault and begged the court for leniency.

The judge, Inuwa Maiwada, however, gave Adeyinka an option to pay a fine of N5, 000.

Earlier, the prosecution counsel, Ijeoma Ukagah told the court that the matter was reported on March 15, at Utako Police Station, Abuja, by Ms Olaide Afoli, who lives in Karmo village Abuja.

Ukagah said the defendant slapped Afoli during an altercation.

She said that the complainant sustained injury on her face.

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The prosecutor said the offence contravened the provisions of sections 264 and 245 of the Penal Code.


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