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Three bus conductors sentence to prison for fighting in public


An Area Court in Jos on Tuesday, sentenced Isah Abubakar, Abdulrazak Salihu to three months imprisonment each for fighting in public and constituting a nuisance.

The judge, Shawomi Bokkos, sentenced the convicts after they pleaded guilty to the offence.

The judge, however, gave the convicts the option of a N10,000 fine each or three months imprisonment for disturbing the peace of the public.

Earlier, the police prosecutor, Insp. Monday Dabit, told the court that information was received at the Laranto police station that the convicts were engaged in a fight behind the St. Auustine Major Seminary.

Dabit said that during the police investigation, the suspects confessed to the crime.

The police prosecutor said the offence contravened the provisions of Section 83 of the Plateau State Penal Code Law of Northern Nigeria.