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Crime & Punishment of Monday, 12 October 2015

Source: GNA

Woman punished for spitting at court

File Photo: Court malletFile Photo: Court mallet

A 33-year- old Woman from Elubo in the Jomoro District of the Western Region was ordered by the Half Assini Magistrate Court to sweep the premises for spitting.

Madam Attah who was standing trial at the Court, was waiting in the Court room for her case to be called when the magistrate, Mr Abdul Majid Illiasu, sighted her chewing gum.

When Mr Illisu asked her to stop chewing the gum she went out and threw it very close to the court room, compelling the judge to ask whether it was a dumping ground.

Although she apologised, the Magistrate ordered her to sweep and urged her to sensitise her peers at home not to litter indiscriminately since it is an offence.

He said the action was to serve as deterrent to others.

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