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In Abuja Fuel hawkers gets 2 weeks imprisonment each for nuisance

The presiding officer, Alhaji Umar Kagarko, who sentenced them after the pleaded guilty to the charge, gave them an option of N3000 fines each.

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COMMERCIAL MOTORCYCLISTS WAITING FOR FUEL AT ONIPANU AREA OF LAGOS ON THURSDAY play (Pulse)

A Gudu Upper Area Court in the FCT on Wednesday sentenced seven fuel hawkers to two weeks imprisonment each for hawking the commodity.

The convicts are Sani Bagudu, Kabir Abubabkar, Danjuma Bello, Lawal Rabiu, Abdulrahman Saidu, Yunusa Isa and Salisu Ibrahim all of Garki, Area 1.

The presiding officer, Alhaji Umar Kagarko, who sentenced them after the pleaded guilty to the charge, gave them an option of N3000 fines each.

Kagarko ordered that the 60 litres of fuel recovered from them be given to the police for official use. He also warned the convicts to desist from the sale of petroleum products without obtaining proper licence.

"Your action is hazardous and could cause fire outbreak in public places,’’ he said.

"He also advised them to look for alternative and honest source of livelihood."

Earlier, the Prosecutor, Mr Taiwo Malik, had told the court that the defendants were arrested by a team of police attached to the Durumi Police Station, FCT, on April 4.

Malik said that the defendants were arrested while hawking fuel at Area 1, in the Garki Area of the FCT contrary to Section 183 of the Penal Code.

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