A Karmo Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, on Friday gave orders that one Loveth Matidon, be given four strokes of cane, for giving false info.
Matidon, who dwells at Wuye, Abuja, had conceded to the two-tally charge of giving false data and slander leveled against her.
The judge, Alhaji Abubakar Sadiq, gave the order after the convict confessed and asked the court to temper equity with benevolence.
Sadiq said that the court won’t be merciful with her whenever she was brought before it.
The prosecutor, Zannan Dalhatu, had told the court that the issue was accounted for by the convict at the Utako Police Station Abuja, on Feb. 27.
Dalhatu said that the convict, on that same date, detailed that she dropped her three-year-old child at the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministry, Abuja, yet could find him, when she returned.
He said it was uncovered amid police examination that she kept her child some place, went to the congregation and asserted he was absent.
The prosecutor said the offenses contradicted Sections 178 and 288 of the Penal Code. (NAN)