32 Prostitutes Sentenced to Jail in Lagos

Thirty-two (32) out of the fifty-two (52) sex workers arrested by the Lagos State Taskforce on Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit have been sentenced to four months’ imprisonment for engaging in acts inimical to public peace and safety. The sex workers were rounded up at Toyin Street and Isaac John areas of Ikeja about a week ago.

The hearing of their case was held at the Special Offences Court at Alausa, Ikeja, Southwest Nigeria, on Tuesday with the Attorney General of Lagos State standing as the prosecutor. The sex workers were convicted on a three-count charge and sentenced according to the gravity of each of the charges.

The first count charge was for being disorderly persons by placing themselves on the road “road for illegal purpose to wit”. For this count charge, the sex workers were found guilty, convicted, and sentenced to two months imprisonment without an option of fine.

The second count charge was for conducting themselves “in a manner likely to cause a breach of peace”. And for this, they were also found guilty, convicted, and sentenced to one month imprisonment with an option of N10, 000 fine each.

The third count charge was for “unlawfully obstructing” one Superintendent Taiwo. For this offence also, they were found guilty, convicted, and sentenced to one month imprisonment with an option of N10, 000 fine each. The remaining 20 will be arraigned in court soon and may face similar fate that befell their colleagues, if found guilty.

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  • Though prostitution is bad but all these charges against them lacks merit. for one to be disorderly person , a profession has to certify so and why such disorder took place.
    Shame on them after 3 months they will resume their duty, is that the best the state can offer them?

    • our government to look at things critically and objectively before they take decision.first of all,their problem needs to be identify.do you think they are happy doing what they are doing,even if some are,what is the percentage of those people.after their problem has been identified,then you look at how you can solve it for them rather than putting them in jail,are you trying to tame them more or what are you doing?or you want to put a solution to prostitution that way.govt should rather solve their problem to help them and scrap this bad profession.

  • i can now believe the claims of some people that the sole aim of Fashola now is to send lagosians to jail. All these charges has options of fine and i dont see why they should be in jail. Sending these people to jail will make them hardened and also gives them the opportunity to meet with criminals that can instigate them to perpetrate more criminal harm to the society. This is a big shame as the governor is said to be a SAN

  • It funny how judgement is quick when it comes to the defenseless….i doubt if they had a lawyer present to defend them….and it probably took the Judge who probably patronises them to send them to jail without the option of a fine..what is the job of the public defender..this is a shame on Fashola!!…this prostitutes no matter thier proffession have been unlawfully sentenced!!… #GodisWatching

  • We xpect tu hear a new modern 4rm the Lagos State Government nd it shuld be a JOBS creation nt tu talk abt hw they wher sentence hw they wher found quilty we xpect tu hear abt more development.

  • Fashola is just doing things as he so wishes.I wonder when a conglomeration of prostitutes became a thing of threat to public safety.the oyinbo people he is trying to copy,don’t even take stupid actions as this

  • This is not ideal. They are matured people that know what is good for their life. Lol. Fashola is working. Lagos is. ……m.m…….mmm.m.mmmm.m.

  • I don’t knw y lagosians α̲̅я̩̥̊ε̲̣̣̣̥ finking like dis…α̲̅я̩̥̊ε̲̣̣̣̥ Ў☺ΰ all supporting them 4 been a prostitute or α̲̅я̩̥̊ε̲̣̣̣̥ D̶̲̥̅̊ε̲̣̣̣̥γ̲̣̣̥ better than does ppl selling pure water 2 •̸Ϟαkε a leaving ???pls let †ђξ offender face †ђξ penalty…

  • It took 15 years or more to sentence mustapha who killed in thousands but a day trial 4 defenseles poor nd perhaps 30 pple wit one ofence. Some govnoship elektion cases are stil in court with adjournment in 5monts so a govnor could almost finish his tenure b4 jugment

  • From the picture the girls look like ladies from PDP states – SE – ibos, SS-edos, NC-tivs etc Is Fashola/ACN trying to bring politics to the oldest/age old profession – prostitution? After all what did EVE do with the DEVIL to begot Cain if not prostitution. Fashola cleverly left his people SW because of 2015. Did he also leave out NW, NE for fear of BOKO HARAM or islam policy of one man four wives?

  • It baffles me how Laws can be bent in this country to abuse human rights but honestly prostitutes are terrible,lazy,promiscuous people who are fueling the scourge of HIV/AIDS and they should be dealt with but let our constitution be amended first to make it illegal

  • Am no longer shaking-my-head for dis our illiterate n dumb country but am banging-my-head for it..instead of rehabilitating n give dis ladies proper orientation..dey r sentenced to jail..Lagos Oga..u no try!!..read consitution o

  • I dont why some people talk stupidly about Gov fashola over sex workers in lagos look iam yoruba man its a shame thing seeing our sist mother working as a prostitude if other tribes legalise sex working in thier place it is a big shame ABORMINATION in yoruba land if u did not agree govrn decision over sex worker let them go back to thier state or place & pratice trash bussiness

  • I dont why some people talk stupidly about Gov fashola over sex workers in lagos look iam yoruba man its a shame thing seeing our sist mother working as a prostitude if other tribes legalise sex working in thier place it is a big shame ABORMINATION in yoruba land if u did not agree govrn decision over sex worker let them go back to thier state or place & pratice trash bussiness, we say NO NO & NO WE DONT WANT IT

  • At least they are not robbing the country blind of billions.
    #If we had a proper govt,maybe so many women wouldnt have to sell sex in order to eat.
    Or are they going to bacome senetors?
    Leave the ashewo dem alone to survive jare.Na the real criminals dey 4govt.
    POOR WOMEN.LIKE SAY JUDGE SEF NO DEY BUY TOTO.

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