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Sex workers fight over hotel space, land in court

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Sex workers fight over hotel space, land in court
Lagos Magistrates Court

By Teniola Ibitola

A 29-year-old sex worker, Beauty Tagbami, is facing trial at an Ebute Meta Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly cutting the face of her colleague with a razor blade.

The accused, who resides at a hotel, appeared on a two-count charge of unlawful assault and assault causing bodily harm.

Tagbami had entered a “not guilty” plea.

The prosecutor, Insp. Cousin Adams told the Court that the accused committed the offences on July 23 at 2.50 a.m. at Lagoon Hotel in Sari-Iganmu in Orile area of Lagos.

Sex workers fight over hotel space, land in court

He said the accused and the complainant, Tope Olayinka, had a brawl over “hawking space” and in the process, Tagbami, used a blade and scissors to slash Olayinka’s face and hand.

The incident caused a bodily harm on the complainant Olayinka.

“Tagbami had warned Olayinka not to encroach on her space where she parades herself for customers and this led to fight between them.”

The offences contravened Sections 172 and 173 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The Magistrate, Mrs O.O.A. Fowowe-Erusiafe, admitted the accused to a N50, 000 bail with two responsible sureties in like sum.

She adjourned further hearing in the case until Aug. 28.

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