In Abuja – A Woman Who Cut Her Houseboy With Razor has Been Jailed
Mrs. Onyekachi Okafor, An Abuja housewife, has been handed 9 months’ jail term. She was sentenced to prison for cutting her house boy with razor blade and inflicting him with injuries.
The woman was arrested by officials of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), in September 2015 after she used a sharp razor blade to cut the victim on various parts of his body including his abdomen, left buttocks and thigh.
She was dragged to the Federal Capital Territory High Court by NAPTIP for willfully inflicting very serious physical injury on a 10-year-old boy.
Mrs. Okafor, a resident of Dape, along Karmo Road in Abuja was arraigned on a one count charge which is said to have contravened an Act and punishable by law.
She helped herself by pleading guilty to the offence, otherwise she would have got a harsh sentence. The presiding Judge, Justice N. Ogbonna said, “Section 2 subsection 1 of the VAPP Act says ‘A person who willfully causes or inflicts physical injury on another person by means of any weapon, substance or object, commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a term of imprisonment not exceeding 5 years or a fine not exceeding N100,000.00 or both.”
Justice Ogbonna sentenced Mrs. Okafor to 9 months imprisonment because she admitted her wrong.