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Nigerian Diplomat’s Son Sentenced

September 17, 2001

HONG KONG (AP) _ The son of the Nigerian consul-general in Hong Kong was sentenced Monday to two years in prison for illegally possessing a stun gun and wounding a policeman with a beer bottle during a fight outside a bar.

Judge Fergal Peter Sweeney convicted 21-year-old Oluwaseni Olusanmokun of injuring chief police inspector Michael Armstrong during the confrontation, court officials said.

Local newspapers said Armstrong was hit with an empty beer bottle and suffered cuts to his scalp during the fight on Feb. 3.

Olusanmokun’s lawyer had said he would try to have his client freed by invoking diplomatic immunity. But prosecutors said such immunity does not apply to family members.

Olusanmokun’s father, Ebenezer Olusanmokun, could not be reached for comment.

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