Court Jails 8 for Causing Public Nuisance, Unlawful Assembly

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A Kado Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, on Monday sentenced eight men to two months imprisonment each, for causing public nuisance and unlawful assembly.
The convicts of no fixed addresses are Ibrahim Abdulrahman; Lawal Hamisu; Yahaya Abdullahi; Philemon Destiny, and Tony Friday.
The other convicts include Godwin Edem; Julius Stephen, and Abuchi Joseph.
They all pleaded guilty to the two-count charge.
The Judge, Alhaji Abubakar Sadiq, said the sentence would serve as deterrent to other would be offenders.
Sadiq, however, gave the convicts an option of N3, 000 fine each.
The prosecutor, Cpl. Simon Emmanuel, had told the court that the Life Camp Police patrol team, on April 20 arrested the accused persons at an uncompleted building,
He said that they could not give satisfactory explanation about their assemblage.
“ They all begged for mercy that it was the work of the devil and promised to be of good behavior,’’ the prosecutor said.
Emmanuel said that the offences contravened Sections 198 and 102 of the Penal Code.


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