Man jailed for loitering in Asokoro, Abuja

A Karu Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, on Monday sentenced a 30-year-old man, Okan Kingsley of Udo Udoma Street, Asokoro, to three months imprisonment for constituting public nuisance.

The presiding judge, Hassan Ishaq, sentenced Kingsley after he pleaded guilty to the charge of public nuisance.
Mr. Ishaq, however, gave the convict the option to pay a N5, 000 fine. He also warned him to desist from committing any crime.

“The accused should write an undertaking with the registrar of this court never to commit any offence again as the court will not take it lightly with him,’’ he said.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Insp. Philips Akogwu told the court that Kingsley was arrested by a police patrol team attached to Asokoro Police Station on March 6.

Akogwu said that while the police were on patrol, the accused was arrested and brought to the station for constituting public nuisance.

He also told the court that the accused was arrested in an area where criminal activities take place and he could not explain what he was doing at the spot.

The prosecutor said that the offence was punishable under Section 199 of the Penal Code.



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  • udemeobong

    So we have law and justice system that works and Judges who know what is right and wrong, but Obanikoro got rewarded for rigging election. The Nigeria is theatre house indeed. So richness and position are the key to commit offence and not jailed abi??? What a shame. That is why the situation remain the same. Ghana survives while someone like Jerry Lawrence whiped out all the corrupt elites. Have you ever heard of Godfatherism in Ghana or people like Obanikoro and Fayose and the likes?? That is why Buhari is the right person for now, even when he´s not going to be the messiah we are looking for, but for a start he is the one and with Osibayo there is hope. Adeboye will never allow his boy to misbehave.

  • Lemmuel Odjay

    It used to be known as “wandering with intent to steal” in the old days, before it was scrapped from the books by a past leader who loves the game of snooping around people during odd hours. This judge was simply out to mislead Jonathan and company into believing that the society is safer, whereas the world beyond Aso is full of wanderers and stragglers who actually give one the creeps by poking their fingers in your pockets. We smile at them and deftly prise their fingers out of our pockets. We know it’s not mostly intentional and the result of being an applicant for so many years and counting. Can’t this government set up soup kitchens for these hapless in our midst instead of throwing them in jail for three harrowing months where they become radicalized and groomed for worse offences? What Babylon is this one sef?