Monday, February 6, 2017

Eleven Runs Girls Convicted in Niger State

A Minna Chief Magistrates’ Court on Monday sentenced 11 prostitutes arrested within Minna metropolis to various jail terms, but with option of fine.

The Chief Magistrate, Abdullahi Usman, convicted them after they pleaded guilty to the charges levelled against them, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

The prosecuting counsel, Mallam Mukthar Muhammad, told the court that the 11 prostitutes were arrested in different locations in the Niger State capital.

Usman ordered that three of the accused persons – Jennifer Innocent, Blessing Tioyo and Comfort David would serve 12 months imprisonment with an option of N50, 000 fine each.

He said Blessing Marshal, Inferang Akpan and Godwin Jennifer would serve six months imprisonment or pay N30, 000 each as fine.

The court fined Hadiza Muhammad and Evelyn Daniel N20, 000 each for their involvement in prostitution.

The court also fined James Omande and Jessica Gbele who claimed to have ventured into the trade to pay their school fees, N10, 000 each or serve three months and one month in prison respectively.

The Chairman of Liquor Board, Mr. Yahaya Pera, said the board was making efforts to stamp out prostitution in all the 25 local government areas of the state.