Similarly in 2005, another Nigerian man who carried out a circumcision on a month-old baby, who later bled to death, walked free from court.
The trial heard that baby Callis Osagaje had bled to death following the circumcision carried out on the kitchen table of his home at Summerhill Mews, Waterford, on August 17, 2003.
After one and a half hours of deliberation the jury of 10 men and two women returned a not guilty verdict in the case which has been described as a case where there was a clash of two cultures.
The solicitor said his client wished to thank the jury who he said had a very difficult task. "They have had to shirk off their Western mores and ways and have done a magnificent job as far as Osagie is concerned.
"It has been a real test of justice here because of the difficulty from whence an all-white jury were coming," Mr Chesser said.
"The judge put it so simply when he said they had to shake off their Western values and put themselves in the place of Osagie here."