An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State on Monday, September 5, 2015 sentenced 30 women to six weeks imprisonment for prostitution.
The suspects whose addresses were not disclosed n the report, were arrested at the Obalende area of the state around 2 am.
Among them are: Funmi Olayemi, Damilola Ibrahim, Blessing Emmanuel, Grace Nwaokoro, Anu Titus, Princess Osu, Cynthian Ozumba, and Chindima Eke, Blessing Winwah, Rebecca James, Gift James, Bukola Taiwo, Patience Amos, Oyinda Adesewa, Funmilayo Ajayi, Modinat Bello, Damilola Abiodun, Saki Godwin.
Others include: Glory Edet, Blessing Okafor, Tope Obatula, Shade Afolabi, Foluke Kolawole, Tosin Ajayi, Bisi Onanuga, Princess Isaac, Esther Akpan, Cythia Osas, Joy Osas and Patricia whose surname is unknown, among others.
The accused were being tried for prostitution and breach of peace.
The Magistrate, O. Odusanya sentenced the accused to six weeks each with an option of N10, 000 fine.
Sentencing them to jail, the magistrate said: “You are hereby sentenced to six weeks imprisonment with an option of N10, 000 fine each.’’
After the charges were read to them, the accused pleaded guilty to the offence, and blamed the devil for being behind their misfortune.
The prosecutor, Femi Alabi told the court that the accused committed the offence on September 5, 2015 at Obalende area of Lagos.
He said that the accused paraded themselves on the street as public nuisance.
“The accused were caught soliciting for clients, which is against the law of the state,’’ he said.
Alabi explained that the offence was a breahj of the dictates of Sections 142 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2011, and therefore ordered that they be remanded in prison for six weeks.