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Court remands 3 women over fighting in public


A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ebute Meta, Lagos, on Wednesday ordered three women to be remanded in Kirikiri Prison for allegedly fighting in public until they meet their bail conditions.

Magistrate M.O. Olajuwon granted the accused: Adeshola Lawal, 28; Abiodun Onwuneme, 23; and Fadiat Ayinde, 19, bail in the sum of N50,000 each.

She said the bail was with one surety each who must be blood relations.

The three are facing charge of fighting in public to which they pleaded not guilty.

The Prosecutor, Sgt. Emmanuel Ajayi, said the offence was committed at No. 3/5 Atitebi Str., Ebute Meta on Aug. 17, at 9.30p.m.

He said that the accused fought in public over a trivial issue.

“Ayinde accosted Onwuneme who is pregnant and started making mockery of her. She called her a prostitute that was carrying a fatherless child.

“Ayinde said Onwuneme was wayward hence was pregnant and sent out of home.

“Lawal, who is a close friend of Onwuneme, didn’t like the insults. She joined to fight Ayinde’’, the prosecutor said.

The offence, according to the prosecutor, contravenes Section 54 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The case was adjourned to Sept. 9 for mention.

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