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The Daily Trust, Abuja, 18 October 2010

Minors flogged for hawking in Abuja

By Usman A. Bello & Romoke W. Ahmad


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Six hawkers, mostly minors, were last Thursday ordered to be given seven strokes of the cane while 18 others were sentenced to one month imprisonment by an Abuja mobile court for hawking in Abuja.

The minor hawkers are, Sani Usman, Adamu Abubakar, Jibrin Aliu, Haruna Salisu, Salisu Hafisu and Prosper Nkwoma.

Those sentenced are, Ekene Ibe, Fere Hamsalem, Abdullahi Abdulrahaman, Suraju Tanimu, Malame Jemila, Clectus Nwori, Faruk Abdullahi, Isa Abu-ha, Mustafa Muhammed, Jonathan Amayen, Victor Anebo, Muhammed Bukmo, Jibrila Haruna, Ifanyi Igwe, Chukwu Nwore, Terry Raphael, Suleman Abubakar and Ma'zu Abdullahi.

The prosecutor, Barrister Eze O. Eze, had earlier told the court that on October 14, 2010, the hawkers were caught displaying articles of trade in unauthorized places within the FCT by the task force of the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) contrary to Section 35 (1d) of the AEPB Act of no 10 of 1997.

When the charge was read to them, they pleaded guilty and begged for leniency, promising to desist from hawking.

The prosecutor urged the court to try them summarily under Section 157 of the Criminal Procedure Code.

Magistrate Aminu Abdullahi sentenced the 22 hawkers to one month in prison with an option of N2,500 fine and ordered that the minors be flogged seven strokes of cane.

The magistrate ordered that the seized items from the minors should not be released to them until they present their parents for prosecution.




Corpun file 22672

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The Daily Trust, Abuja, 21 October 2010

Minors flogged for hawking in Abuja

By Usman A. Bello & Kudirat B. Salaudeen


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Nine hawkers who are minors were yesterday ordered to be flogged seven strokes of the cane while 21 others were sentenced to one month imprisonment by an Abuja mobile court for hawking in Abuja.

The minor hawkers are I.K Ochine, Salisu Ibrahim, Madu Mpam, Tunde Famakinde, Ibrahim Muhammed, Sahadu Adamu, Francis Isha, Suleiman Usman and Aminu Yakubu.

Those sentenced are Ubaka Okeke, Sanusi Mustapha, Awalu Yahaya, Hannatu Galadima, Abdul Usman, Abuchi Igwe, Nelson Madela, Umar Mahammudu, Chioma Ugwu, Isah Umar, Rabiu Muhammed, Fatima Abubakar. Joy Joseph, Suleman Ibrahim, Adebayo Sade, Mustapha Ahmed, Murtala Sani Suleman Usman, Daudu Abdullahi, Nuhu Muhammed and Sahabiu Saidu.

The prosecutor, Barrister Eze E. Eze, had earlier told the court that the accused persons were arrested by the task force of the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) while hawking at road junctions and unauthorized places within the FCT, an offence punishable under Section 35 (1) of the AEPB Act No 10 of 1997.

The accused persons pleaded guilty when the charge was read to them and begged for leniency, promising not to do it again.

The prosecutor urged the court to try the accused persons summarily under Section 157 of the Criminal Procedure Code.

Magistrate Aminu Abdullahi sentenced each of the 21 hawkers to one month's imprisonment with an option of N3,000 fine and ordered that the minors be given seven strokes of cane.

The magistrate also ordered that the items seized from those sentenced should be released to them while those of the minors should not be released until they brought their parents.

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