Applicant Bags Two Months’ Imprisonment For Beating Up Police Officer

court_logo_64-300x224An Upper Area Court in Kado, Abuja, on Wednesday sentenced a 33-year-old applicant, Paul Peter, to two months in prison for beating up a police officer.
The Presiding Judge, Mr Abubakar Sadiq, sentenced Peter after he pleaded guilty to a two-count charge of assault on police officer and mischief.
Sadiq gave Peter an option of N6, 000 fine, and warned him to desist from such acts and be of good behaviour.
Earlier the prosecutor, Sgt. Simon Ibrahim, told the court that Cpl. Ali Abubakar of the FCT Police Command arrested and took the convict to Utako police station on June 8.
Ibrahim said the complainant sighted the accused wandering about at the Berger Roundabout and when he approached him for questioning he started beating him up.
He said the accused injured the police officer on the face, and also tore his uniform.
Ibrahim said during police investigation the accused confessed that he committed the crime .
“I was waiting for my friend when the police man approached me and started asking me questions.
“He insulted me and I became angry. Have mercy on me I will not do it again,’’ he pleaded