An Upper Area Court, Kuje, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), has sentenced three men, Micheal Adibe, Ogunlade Micheal and Warya Terso to two months imprisonment each for drunkenness and public nuisance.
The presiding officer, Mr. Adamu Wakili, convicted the men after they pleaded guilty to a one-count charge of public nuisance.
Wakili, however, gave each of the convicts an option to pay a fine of N3, 000 or remain in Prison for two months.
The Prosecutor, Sgt. Niyom Ishaya, had earlier told the court that the matter was brought to Kuje Police Station on August 12 by a team of police men on patrol led by ASP. Alfa Musa.
Ishaya said the convicts, of no fixed address and who could not give satisfactory account of themselves, were arrested by the police at odd hours of the day.
“On Aug.11, at about 12:30 a.m., a team of police men on patrol led by ASP Alfa Musa arrested Adibe, Micheal and Terso at Liquor shop popularly known as ‘Ogogoro joint’.
“The three men were shouting and disturbing the neighborhood and when they saw the police approaching, they tried to escape, he said.
The prosecutor added that the convicts were in the habit of disturbing the neighborhood.
He also said that the offence contravened Section 183 of the Penal code.
The convicts, however, begged the court for leniency, saying: “We promise not to disturb at late hours again; we are sorry.” (NAN)