Defending, Ms Keely Harvey argued there was an element of exploitation.
There was coercion with "threats made against Onyeasi and his family" after the youngster had run up drug debts.
She added that the assault was "more reckless than anything" and that he does show remorse.
Nope! Not buying it.
However, Judge Peter Henry said he was motivated by financial or other advantages.
He said: "I have come to the conclusion an immediate custodial sentence is inevitable."
Branding him a "County Lines" drug dealer Judge Henry sentenced him to 26 months in a young offenders institution.
Finally, a judge not swayed by the usual lies...