Court orders 11 beggars to pay N1,000 fine each

An Ilorin Magistrates’ Court,
yesterday, imposed a N1,000 fine on each of
the 11 beggars arraigned before it for street
begging.

The beggars were convicted on a one-count
charge of street begging which the prosecution
said contravened Section 4 of the Kwara State
Law, 2006.

According to the charge sheet, the convicts were arrested while wandering and begging for alms on an Ilorin street.
The accused persons pleaded guilty to the
charge against them.
The prosecutor, Sgt. Funsho Zacheus, applied for summary trial of the beggars since they pleaded guilty.

Magistrate Nathaniel Ajide, in his judgment,
convicted the beggars as charged and ordered
them to pay the N1,000 fine.

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