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Man jailed 12 months for intimidating his ex-girlfriend over breakup



A Grade I Area Court sitting in Kabusa, Abuja, on Thursday sentenced a 31-year-old man, Kefas Usman, to 12 months imprisonment for intimidating his former girlfriend for quitting their relationship.

The judge, Malam Abubakar Sadiq, summarily sentenced Usman after he pleaded guilty to the charge and begged the court for leniency.

The judge, however, gave him an option of N20,000 fine.

The police charged  Usman with three counts of  criminal intimidation, causing mischief and escape from unlawful custody.

Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, S. O. Osho told the court that the convict threatened to harm his former girlfriend, Eunice Samuel, after she decided to quit the relationship.

Osho explained that in the cause of argument with Samuel, the convict destroyed her cellphone worth N36,000.

He added that during police investigation, the convict was arrested, but escaped custody and was rearrested.

The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 397, 326 of  the Penal Code.

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