Court Sentences Two Students To Prison For Hawking Petrol

Should I clap for this judge now? because in a way he is with his act trying to install discipline and orderliness in the society, but on a second thought, they are students for crying out loud and might have chosen to engage in hawking petrol so as to sustain themselves. What happened to a warning and then send them home.

An Abuja Grade 1 Area Court have sentenced Eze Onyedikachi, 24, and Omowunmi Job, 23, to two months imprisonment, for hawking fuel along Abuja-Kubwa expressway, after being convicted for perpetuating nuisance, offence that contradicts section 199 of the Penal Code. According to DailyTrust, the prosecutor, Babajide Olanipekun, they were arrested on April 4, with 55 litres of fuel in their possession. He said they hawked fuel in front of NIPCO filling station, having known that the practice has been prohibited within the FCT. .

He added that such act constitutes an embarrassment to the FG and a danger on the public highway. When the charge was read to the accused, they pleaded guilty and were sentenced to two months imprisonment each with an option of N2,000 fine each.

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