It's not every day you see reports or headlines like this. We don't even know if this is a punishment or if the offense should at all be brought to court. The report states that the 'convict' was seen inhaling an embalming chemical somewhere around Jos. Though his intentions aren't known, he pleaded guilty to the offense charged against him.
The excerpts below are the original contents of News Agency Of Nigeria.
An Upper Area Court sitting in Kaswan Nama, Jos, on Friday ordered a 25-year-old businessman, Shagari Adamu, to sweep the court premises for inhaling psychopathic substance in public.
The Judge, Lawal Suleiman, ordered Adamu to sweep the court’s premises until the close of work in the public glare, to serve as a deterrent to those who would want to commit such offense.
Earlier, the prosecutor, Daniel Longwal, told the court that the case was reported on May 4, at the Anglo-Jos Police station by a patrol team led by Insp. Chiroma Nenyok, who arrested the convict.
Longwal said that the convict, who lives in Rikkos, Jos, was caught inhaling an embalming chemical, popularly known as Madu Sukulie in the public.
After the arraignment, Adamu pleaded guilty to the offense, which the prosecutor said contravened the provisions of Section 166 of Plateau Penal Code law.