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Court sends man to jail for constituting nuisance, disturbing public peace

A Karu Upper Area Court sitting in Abuja on Friday sentenced a man, Sabiu Akilu, to four months in prison for constituting a nuisance.

The judge, Mr Ishaq Hassan, however, gave the convict an option of N10,000 fine and warned him to desist from disturbing public peace.

The convict, who has no fixed address, had pleaded guilty to a count charge of constituting a nuisance after injunction to discontinue.

The prosecutor, Mr Olarewaju Osho, told the court that Akilu was arrested by a team of policemen from Asokoro Police Station on March 15.

He said the team led by DSP Courage Erhabor while on patrol, arrested the convict and three others at Kasuan Dere, Asokoro Village while he was disturbing public peace.

He said that during the police investigation, the convict could not give a satisfactory account of himself.

The alleged offence contravenes Section 199 of the Penal Code.

Prevail Inegbenose

Prevail Inegbenose is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Spark Media & Entertainment Ventures, the Publisher of Spark News Daily - Nigeria's most sought-after online newspaper in Government, Politics, Sport, Entertainment and Religion. Prevail Inegbenose studied Mass Communication from the prestigious Auchi Polytechnic Auchi and graduated in 2007. He is an experienced journalist with 16 years of active and practical journalism. Prevail Inegbenose is the Lead Pastor, House of God Int'l - Rest Tabernacle, Abuja - Nigeria. Tel: 08039564796.

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