61-year-old woman docked for prostitution

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A 61-year-old woman, Theresa Odega, and four others, who allegedly engaged in prostitution, were on Wednesday docked before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.
Other accused were: Helen Ugwu (33), Chika Okoro (40), Roseline Jebba (43) and Sandra Akomake (58).
They are standing trial on a charge of prostitution.
Ugwu, Okoro, Jebba and Akomake pleaded guilty to the offence, while Odega pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Prosecutor, Sergeant Nicholas Akeene, told the court that the accused committed the offence on November 24 at about 11.m at Thompson Avenue, Ikoyi, Lagos.
Akeene said the accused unlawfully engaged in prostitution.
The prosecutor said the offence contravened Section 142 (1) (a) (b) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The Magistrate, S. K. Matepo, remanded four of the accused who pleaded guilty to the charge in prison custody and admitted Odega to bail in the sum of N50,000, with two sureties in like sum.
Matepo said the sureties must be gainfully employed and must produce evidence of tax payment.
She said the addresses of the sureties must be verified and adjourned the case tillNovember 30 for facts and sentencing.

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