No fewer than 30 prostitutes in Lagos were on Monday jailed by an Lagos Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ikeja.
The Magistrate, Mrs O. Odusanya sentenced the 30 prostitutes to six weeks imprisonment each with an option of N10, 000 after the state charged them for prostitution and breach of public peace.
Lagos has one of the highest number of prostitutes among the 36 state of the federation.
Though the state law prohibit prostitution, authorities rarely implement the law.
Those however unlucky to be arrested and sentenced at court proceedings on Monday are Funmi Olayemi, Damilola Ibrahim, Blessing Emmanuel, Grace Nwaokoro, Anu Titus, Princess Osu, Cynthian Ozumba, Chindima Eke.
Others include Blessing Winwah, Rebecca James, Gift James, Bukola Taiwo, Patience Amos, Oyinda Adesewa, Funmilayo Ajayi, Modinat Bello, Damilola Abiodun, Saki Godwin.
Also included. Are Glory Edet, Blessing Okafor, Tope Obatula, Shade Afolabi, Foluke Kolawole, Tosin Ajayi, Bisi Onanuga, Princess Isaac, Esther Akpan, Cythia Osas, Joy Osas and Patricia whose surname is unknown, among others.
The accused, during their arraignment pleaded guilty to the offence, attributing it to the handiwork of the devil.
The accused, whose ages and residential addresses were not given, were arrested at Obalenda area of Lagos at 2 a.m.
The prosecutor, Insp. Femi Alabi told the court that the accused committed the offence on Sept. 5, at Obalende area of Lagos.
He said that the accused paraded themselves on the street as public nuisance.
“The accused were caught soliciting for clients, which is against the law of the state.’’ he said.
According to the prosecutor, the offence contravened Sections 142 of the Criminal Laws of Lag