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5 remanded in custody over alleged prostitution

LAGOS—AN Igbosere Magistrate’s Court in Lagos, Monday, remanded five suspected commercial sex workers in Ikoyi Prisons, after they pleaded guilty to loitering and soliciting for the purpose of prostitution.

The Magistrate, Mrs E. Ikubeinje, remanded them in prison, pending a review of facts and sentencing.

The accused are Olaide Oshilaja, 25; Vivian Osagie, 26; Regina Dickson, 27; Doris Okoh, 23; and Rose Alome, 29.

The accused, whose addresses are unknown, are standing trial on a charge of behaving in a disorderly or indecent manner in a public place around Obalende area of Lagos.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Inspector Clifford Ogu, told the court that the accused committed the offence on October 6, at Obalende area of Lagos.

He said: “The accused were found loitering at different areas of Obalende, Lagos, soliciting for the purpose of prostitution.”

The prosecutor said that the offence contravened Section 166 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The magistrate adjourned the case till October 8 for facts and sentencing.



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