By Olawale Akinremi, Ibadan.
A Mapo Grade “A” Customary Court in Ibadan, Oyo State, on Monday sentenced a 23-year-old man, Abayomi Damilare, to six months’ imprisonment for pouring his faeces on a policewoman.
The President of the court, Mrs S.M. Akintayo, convicted the man, following his plea of guilt and the overwhelming evidence tendered before the court.
Akintayo summarily tried and sentenced the convict to six months’ imprisonment with hard labour.
The court’s president described the convict as an “unrepentant criminal”.
According to her, the convict, has earlier been convicted and sentenced to one-month community service in February by the same court, for causing grievous bodily harm to his victim.
Earlier, the Police Prosecutor, Sgt. Ayodele Ayeni, told the court that the convict, had been detained at a police station for allegedly assaulting an elderly man.
The prosecutor also told the court that a policewoman, Sgt. Abosede Olofintuyi, had responded to a distress call from the convict, while he was in the police cell.
Ayeni said that Damilare was demanding to meet the Investigating Police Officer (IPO) in charge of the assault case.
“My lord, Damilare was banging the gate of the cell, requesting to see the IPO in charge of his case when the policewoman, Olofintuyi, went to attend to him.
“However, Damilare poured faeces on Olofintuyi’s body immediately she opened the cell gate,” he said.
The prosecutor also tendered the photograph of the assault as well as the defendant’s confessional statement as exhibits before the court.