An Ondo Magistrate Court has sentenced a tailor, Tajudeen Olajide to three years imprisonment for punching the eye of one Olamiposi Oluwatobi, with a key.
The 41-year-old was found guilty of the one count charge of assault preferred against him.
He however pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Police Prosecutor, Suliaman Abdulateef, said that Tajudeen assaulted Oluwatobi by punching him with a key in the eye on December 10, 2021 beside Crown Hospital, Akure.
Abdulateef said Olajide committed the offence during a street fight over superiority.
According to him, the Oluwatobi sustained an injury on the eye which resulted in total blindness.
Presiding Chief Magistrate, Tope Aladejana, found Tajudeen guilty of the offence.
Aladejana said, “Having been found guilty of the offence, the defendant is hereby convicted and sentenced to three years imprisonment or pay immediate damages of N700,000 to the victim.”