A man cut off the finger of an official of the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) with a cutlass in Nasarawa State.
A 24 year old man, Abubakar Gambo has been sentenced by a Mararaba Upper Area Court in Nasarawa State, on Thursday, to 11 months in prison after he cut off the finger of an AEDC official.
Justice Ibrahim Shekarau, who precided over the case sentenced Gambo, who resides in Mararaba, after he pleaded guilty to assault, criminal force causing hurt.
Shekarau however gave the convict an option to pay a fine of N10,000, NAN reports.
Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Sgt. Godwin Ejeh, told the court that the victim, Ahmed Tijani, a staff of AEDC reported the matter at the Sani Abacha Road Police Station, Mararaba, Nasarawa State, on June 11.
The AEDC official alleged that, while discharging his official duty of disconnecting electricity, the convict confronted him and in the process cut off his finger with a cutlass.
The prosecutor also said that the offence contravened provisions of sections 265, 263 and 246 of the Penal Code.
Sometime last month, a video surfaced online, showing residents of a certain community attacking PHCN staff in a highly violent manner.