Three women has been sentenced to 45 days in prison for fighting in public.
A Karmo Grade 1 Area Court in Abuja, sentenced Amina Ishaq, aged 22; Praise Bassey, aged 29 and Mariam Soliu, aged 23 following their arraignment on a two-count charge bothering on disturbing public peace and causing harm.
They all pleaded guilty and ask for leniency.
The judge, Alhaji Inuwa Maiwada, however, gave the women an option to pay a fine of N3,000 each.
Maiwada advised them to live and maintain peace among themselves, saying the punishment would serve as deterrent to other would-be offenders.
Earlier, the prosecutor, Ifeoma Ukagha, had told the court that after the convicts finished fighting and causing harm on themselves, they went to Karmo Police Station to report the matter on September 12.
Ukagha said that on that same date, the convicts sustained injuries on their bodies through bites and clawing.
“During police investigation, they could not give satisfactory explanation on what caused the fight,” he said.
Ukahga said the offence contravened the provision of Sections 113 and 244 of the Penal Code.