Sex workers jailed 3 months for loitering in Lagos

By IAfrica
In Nigeria
Mar 5th, 2014
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A Tinubu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Wednesday sentenced two sex workers to three months imprisonment each for loitering and disorderly conduct.

The convicts are Blessing Esu, 28, and Rita Ume, 36.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the women had pleaded guilty to the charges of loitering and behaving in a disorderly or indecent manner in public place.

The Magistrate, Tokunbo Omoyele, who did not give the sex workers an option of fine, said the court had no option than to sentence them since they had admitted committing the offences.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Sgt. Daniel Ighodalo, told the court that the two women committed the offences on March 1 at 2.30 a.m. on Victoria Island, Lagos.

He said the offences contravened Sections 166 (a) (i) and (ii) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

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