A magistrate’s court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos,on Monday, sentenced 30 women to six weeks imprisonment for prostitution.
prostitutesThe convicts include Funmi Olayemi, Damilola Ibrahim, Blessing Emmanuel, Grace Nwaokoro, Anu Titus, Princess Osu, Cynthia Ozumba and Chindinma Eke.
Others are Blessing Winwah, Rebecca James, Gift James, Bukola Taiwo, Patience Amos, Oyinda Adesewa, Funmilayo Ajayi, Modinat Bello, Damilola Abiodun, Saki Godwin.
Also sentenced were Glory Edet, Blessing Okafor, Tope Obatula, Shade Afolabi, Foluke Kolawole, Tosin Ajayi, Bisi Onanuga, Princess Isaac, Esther Akpan, Cythia Osas, Joy Osas and Patrician, whose surname is unknown.
They were tried for prostitution and breach of peace and sentenced to six weeks each with option of N10,000 fine by the magistrate, Mrs O. Odusanya.
The accused had, during their arraignment yesterday, said they committed the offence, attributing it to the handwork of the devil.
The accused were arrested at Obalende area of Lagos around 2a.m.
The prosecutor, Inspector Femi Alabi, informed the court that the accused committed the offence on September 5.
He said the accused paraded themselves on the streets as public nuisance.
“The accused were caught soliciting clients, which is against the law of the state,” the prosecutor said.
According to the prosecutor, the offence is contrary to Section 142 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2011.