2 women jailed for fight­ing over fuel at Dutse

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS - By Emma Elekwa

An Abuja Mag­is­trate court has sen­tenced two busi­ness­women to one month im­pris­on­ment for fight­ing over fuel.

Lil­ian Odey (30) of Kubwa and Jane Isaac (23) of Karmo were con­victed for as­sault, an of­fense con­trary to Sec­tion 265 of the Pe­nal Code.

Po­lice Pros­e­cu­tor, Dan­juma Ab­du­lahi, told the court that one Cor­po­ral Mur­deen Aderibigbe at­tached to Dut­sen Al­haji mar­ket out sta­tion, ar­rested and brought the ac­cused to the po­lice sta­tion.

He said the ac­cused, on March 22, en­gaged them­selves on phys­i­cal fight at Dut­sen Al­haji, op­po­site Mo­bile Po­lice Sta­tion, over a pro­hib­ited black mar­ket busi­ness they were into.

Ac­cord­ing to the pros­e­cu­tor, dur­ing the fight, one of the ac­cused, Lil­lian Odey, gripped the hair of her ri­val, Jane Isaac, and pulled out the at­tach­ment on her head, while Jane, in re­turn, tore the dress of Lil­lian.

When the charge was read to the ac­cused, they pleaded guilty and the pros­e­cu­tor asked for a sum­mary trial.

The Mag­is­trate, Mo­hammed Kutigi, sen­tenced them to one month im­pris­on­ment each, with an op­tion of N3, 000 fine.

He also warned them not to en­gage in fight again, but to live at peace with each other, at least for the next two years.

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