Wealthy sons of Nigerian politicians who apparently have no worries, engaged in a supremacy battle at their Brighton, East Sussex flat, back in April last year.
All three young and rich kids – Elvis Ilonze, Daniel Oluyemi, and Prince Nnaji – engaged in an argument over who’s father was richest.
20-year-old Ilonze, who had been friends with Nnaji from Nigeria, said he would ‘teach him a lesson’ for suggesting he had a richer father.
In the heat of the argument, Nnaji, according to Daily Mail, was beaten with a shisha pipe by Ilonze.
Nnaji’s attempt to escape the beating was not so successful, as Oluyemi chased after him and beat him with a wine bottle.
The report says Ilonze and Oluyemi also pushed Nnaji’s girlfriend to the ground for attempting to stop her boyfriend from receiving the beating of his life.
Another student, 23-year-old Chiedozie Dibiagwu was also assaulted by the rampaging ‘rich kids’.
Both Ilonze and Oluyemi, 24, were arraigned on two counts of assault and causing grievous bodily harm. Both pleaded guilty to the charges.
Ilonze, it is reported, drives around in a Mercedes car covered in fur. He is in his third year of a four-year Masters of Engineering degree at the University of Sussex.
His lawyer was able to convince the court that a sentence of more than one year in custody would mean deportation back to Nigeria, and would prevent him from completing his studies.
Oluyemi, an accountant at the same university, is expecting a child in a few months and his lawyer told the court he deserves to witness the ‘momentous occasion’.
The judge spared both “cosseted” and “immature” students immediate jail term, suspending a one-year custodial sentence for 18 months to give them ‘one last chance’.
“Unlike many of the people who pass through the courts you both come from, effectively, backgrounds of privilege,” Judge Christine Laing QC said.
“It couldn’t be more childish, effectively an insult on somebody’s parents – who’s got the richer dad – that started this fight.
“You both appear to be incredibly immature, perhaps as a result of being cosseted in your upbringing.”
Their a one-year prison sentence was suspended for 18 months.