by Oge Okonkwo
A 19-year-old teenage housewife, Blessing Bisala, has been sentenced by an Abuja Magistrate Court, to three months imprisonment after being found guilty of adultery.
Bisala, after being accused of cheating on her husband by having “unlawful” sexual relationship with her 34-year-old lover (names withheld), pleaded guilty to the charge of adultery while her lover pleaded not guilty after being arraigned by the police.
“My Lord, I am guilty of cheating on my husband. I want the court to pardon me.” Bisala said.
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Magistrate Fati Tafida ruled: “Based on the admittance of the accused to committing the crime, and the evidence before the court, she is, hereby, sentenced to three months in prison, with an option of N1,000 fine, as a first offender.”
Earlier, police prosecutor, Insp. Phillip Appolos, had said that the convict’s husband, reported the matter at the Life Camp Police Station on September 1.
He alleged that the convict’s husband caught her in the act in a guest house in Life Camp, Abuja and immediately alerted a police patrol team attached to Life Camp Division.
He said the team, led by Insp. Abdul Ogbe, arrested the two lovers and brought them to the police station.
Appolos said that the offence contravened the provisions of Section 387 and 388 of the Penal Code.
Magistrate Tafida admitted the convict’s lover to bail in the sum of N100,000, with a reliable surety, and adjourned the case to September 23, to enable the court continue with the trial of the lover.