A Gudu Upper Area Court in Abuja, yesterday, sentenced a 26-year-old Wilfred Inacho to six strokes of the cane for fondling a lady’s buttocks.
Inacho, a welder, pleaded guilty to one-count charge of mischief.
The judge, Mr. Umar Kagarko, passed the sentence with no option of fine.
The convict, who showed remorse, said it was not intentional as he only wanted the lady to like him.
Kagarko, while admonishing the convict to desist from indecency, asked him to find a decent method of approaching women.
Mr. Kagarko said: “You don’t go about touching a woman’s buttocks simply because you want her to like you. Find a decent approach.”
The police prosecutor, Mr. Augustine Urom, told the court that one Miss Alice Adejo reported the matter at Apo Police Station on August 10.
He said the convict had formed a habit of leaving his work to follow the complainant every time she passed by his workshop.
Urom said the complainant had warned the convict many times but he kept repeating the act.
“She even reported him to his master,” he said.
Urom said the complainant could no longer endure the act when he crossed the line by touching her buttocks. He said the act contravened Section 327 of the Penal Code.