Court sentences pregnant woman for assaulting food sellers

Court sentences pregnant woman for assaulting food sellers

Court sentences pregnant woman for assaulting food sellers
On Tuesday An Oredo Magistrates’ Court in Benin sentenced a 34-year-old pregnant housewife, Blessing, to two months in prison for assaulting food sellers. Chief Magistrate Esohe Ighodan sentenced Blessing after she pleaded guilty to assault and begged the court for leniency. Ighodan, however, gave the convict an option to pay a fine of N10,000. Earlier, the prosecutor, Insp Sunday Lucky, told the court that the offence was committed on August 29, 2017 at No 30 Iyoba Street Off Uwelu Road, Benin in Egor Magisterial District. Lucky said that the convict assaulted Madam Jessica and also destroyed some bags of satchel water valued at N5, 000. He also said that the convict spilled rice and beans valued at N10,000 and also tore up a tarpaulin shed worth N10,000 property of another food seller, Helen. The prosecutor said the offence contravened the provisions of sections 355 and 451 of the Criminal Code Cap. 48 Vol. 11, Laws of the defunct Bendel State of Nigeria, 1976, now applicable in Edo State. News Agency of Nigeria reports that Blessing was convicted and sentenced on count one and discharged on count two.