An Upper Area Court, Mpape, Abuja, on Tuesday, sentenced a security guard, Zakariya Abdulrahman, to three months imprisonment for assaulting a herder.

The Judge, Marafa Mohammed, sentenced Abdulrahman after he pleaded guilty to assault and causing grievous hurt.

Mohammed, however, gave the convict an option to pay a fine of N20,000.

Earlier, the prosecution counsel, Stanley Nwaforaku told the court that the convict entered the complainant’s house, while he was sleeping and attacked him with a cutlass, inflicting serious injuries on his neck and hand.

During police investigation Nwaforaku said, the convict confessed to the crime.

He said the matter was reported at the Mpape Police Station by Buhari Abubakar of Ruga Fulani, new layout Mpape, Abuja.

He said that the offence contravened the provisions of Section 246 of the Penal Code.