A police officer’s wife in Delta state identified as Mrs. Precious Joseph has been jailed for two years without an option of fine for abusing her nine years old home-help, named Miss Agatha Emmanuel in Asaba, the state capital.

The Chief Magistrate of Court 11 in the Okwe Magisterial District, Delta State, P.O. Obayuwana, in his ruling, sentenced the 31-year-old to two years imprisonment for inflicting injury in the victim’s mouth with a hot knife.

The consequences of the accused’s offense were contained in the two counts in Charge No: OMC/118C/2020:

“That you Precious Joseph ‘f’ on 31st day of July 2020 at Iyasele Street, Okwe, in Okwe Magisterial District did unlawfully assaulted one Agatha Emmanuel ‘f’ by causing her harm with a hot knife on her mouth and thereby committed an offense punishable under Section 355 of the Criminal Code Law, Cap C21 vol.1 Laws of Delta State of Nigeria 2006.

“That you Precious Joseph ‘f’ on the same date, time and place in the aforementioned Magisterial District, did threaten violence with a kitchen knife on Agatha Emmanuel ‘f’ and thereby committed an offense punishable under Section 86 (2) of the Criminal Code Law Cap C21 vol.1 Laws of Delta State of Nigeria 2006.

“Therefore, Mrs. Precious Joseph is sentenced to two years in prison without an option of fine for abusing the victim, Agatha Emmanuel’ and inflicting bodily injuries on her,” the Chief Magistrate ruled.