An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, on Monday, sentenced 30 women to six weeks imprisonment for prostitution.
Those sentenced are Funmi Olayemi, Damilola Ibrahim, Blessing Emmanuel, Grace Nwaokoro, Anu Titus, Princess Osu, Cynthian Ozumba, Chindima Eke, Blessing Winwah, Rebecca James, Gift James, Bukola Taiwo, Patience Amos, Oyinda Adesewa, Funmilayo Ajayi, Modinat Bello, Damilola Abiodun, Saki Godwin, 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.
The accused were being tried for prostitution and breach of peace.
The Magistrate, Mrs O. Odusanya sentenced the accused to six weeks each with an option of N10, 000.
The accused, who were arrested at the Obalende area of the state, pleaded guilty to the offence, attributing it to the handiwork of the devil.
The police prosecutor, Femi Alabi, told the court that the accused committed the offence on September 5. “The accused were caught soliciting for clients, which is against the law of the state,” he said.
According to the prosecutor, the offence contravened Sections 142 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2011.