Teenager Jailed for Selling Cassava-Stuffed Nokia Phone


Emeka Chukwumuata, 19-year- old street trader,was on Friday sentenced to two months imprisonment by the Special offences Court, Alausa, Ikeja, for selling a cassava-stuffed Nokia phone, popularly referred to as ‘FUFU’ by the numerous tricksters on the “floor” of the computer village in Ikeja.

Prior to the sentencing, presiding Magistrate, Mrs O. Kushanu said, “I am usually lenient to young people but you have to go in for inflicting pain on people,’’ the Magistrate, Mrs O. Kushanu said.

“It is unfortunate that it is the young people who are being brought to the court, the manufacturer should be raided and brought to court”.

The accused was sentenced after he had pleaded guilty to the charge.(NAN)

Ogbeni Walor

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