“If we want our country to be good we have to stop attacking each other in groups,” Justice Manuhu made the remarks before sentencing two men to two-and-a-half years in jail after they were found guilty for unlawfully detaining a man and causing grievous bodily harm to him.
“What if you both were in the same boat? You would feel frightened,” he said to 28-year-olds Pumai Aikipe and Jack Kunma.
He said their punishment must be seen as a message to the public that group intimidation must stop.
Justice Manuhu said Aikipe and Kunma’s actions were deliberate in 2011.