The Bauchi State Chief Magistrate Court 12 presided over by Haruna Abdulmumini Mamman, has sentenced a 32-year-old man, Auwal Usman to two years imprisonment for cutting his friend’s hands with a machete.
The police prosecutor, Yusuf Musa, told the court that Usman of Dogon Ruwa village Ari, Ningi LGA had a misunderstanding with Sabo Abduwa [the victim], which resulted in a physical fight. He said the convict, thereafter, brought out a machete and stabbed his friend in his two hands. One of the hands fell down while the remaining one is dangling, according to him.
The police prosecutor said the victim was taken to General Hospital Ningi where the remaining hand was amputated because of the serious injuries he sustained from the deep cut.
The suspect admitted the charges against him and pleaded for leniency from the court being a first-time offender.
In his judgement, the chief magistrate said the court was convinced that the victim lost his two hands as a result of the heinous act of the convict.
The judge, therefore, pronounced that Usman be kept at the Bauchi Correctional Center without a fine option for causing grievous hurt contrary to section 241 of the penal code and ordered him to pay 150,000 medical expenses spent by the victim.