Man Docked With 11 Prostitutes

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Man Docked With 11 Prostitutes

A man, Tochukwu Okoronkwo, 34, and 11 women have been arraigned before the Surulere Magistrate’s Court, Lagos, on a two-count charge of prostitutioning.

A man, Tochukwu Okoronkwo, 34, and 11 women have been arraigned before the Surulere Magistrate’s Court, Lagos, on a two-count charge of prostitutioning.

Tochukwu was alleged to be running a house, located at 34, Adebola Street, Surulere, Lagos, as a brothel. He was also accused of public disturbance.

The women, Ajiye Bimbo, 25; Fausiyah Animashaun, 25; Lizzy Thompson, 20; Omoh Ehalem, 23; Bisi Seaman, 25; Janet James, 25; Doris James, 24; Okpara Joy, 25; Akusi Vivian, 21; Nwachukwu Mary, 21 and Mathew Blessing, 24, were alleged to have engaged themselves in fighting and shouting in the neigbourhood, between 11 and 13 January,at the same address.

The offence is contrary to and punishable under sections 249 (d) and 225 (b) (c) of the Criminal Code, Cap.31, Vol. 2, Laws of Lagos state of Nigeria, 2003. The accused pleaded not guilty and were granted bail.

Tochukwu was granted bail in the sum of N40,000 with two sureties, while the women were granted bail in the sum of N20,000 with one surety each. The case has been adjourned till 4 February, for further hearing.

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