Thursday, June 5, 2014

I Don't Want To Go To Jail- Heavily Pregnant Woman Begs Court

Kneeling down and sobbing, a heavily pregnant woman, Fasilat Yusuf recently pleaded with the Ikeja Senior Magistrates’ Court, Abule Egba, Lagos, southwest Nigeria, presided over by Mr. Tajudeen A. Elias not to send her to Kirikiri Prison because she was about to deliver her baby.

 Fasilat was standing trial before the court for her failure to repay a N70,000 loan she took from her neighbour, Sunday Shobowale, both residents of Dele Faniran street, Oko Oba Agege, Lagos.

She took the loan in February, 2013 and failed to pay as agreed. The matter became a police matter and she was arrested and arraigned before the court in September last year.

The Police Prosecutor docked her a two-count charge of obtaining loan without paying and stealing the N70,000 belonging to Sunday, an offence punishable under section 285 of the criminal law of Lagos State, 2011.

When the matter was mentioned, her counsel Mr. Akinbiyi pleaded that Fasilat was processing another loan to repay the debt but the company wanted her to put to bed and start work before the loan could be approved for her.

But the chief magistrate responded that the court had been lenient enough with the defendant who had been on trial since last year and was yet to repay one kobo of the loan. If she failed to make any repayment, Elias threatened to send her to Kirikiri Prisons, Apapa on remand until she was able to do so.

She added that the man who impregnated her was in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State in southeast Nigeria from where he sent her only N5,000 a month for feeding and maintenance.

Fortunately for her, before the court rose, the defendant’s mother appeared in the court room. Together with the counsel they prevailed on Elias who later reversed his earlier remand order. But not until the defence counsel had written an undertaking that Fasilat will pay a substantial amount in the next few days.

The case was adjourned till 30 June, 2014 for further resolution of the issue.

34 comments:

  1. How is it that failure to pay a loan is now stealing

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    1. Did you go to school? Failure to repay loan is the same as obtaining money by tricks and that is stealing.

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    2. Yes ooo....obtaning money by tricks without paying back is stealing






























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    3. Help will come to her

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  2. Which kain neighbor be this? The neighbor should know if she can afford to pay back before lending her. Instead, he should have given her a little amount instead of lending her so much. For the neighbor to take this matter to court, i think the woman must have threatened not to pay back or her manner of approach must have been bad towards the neighbor. Cos i see no reasons why this should lead to a court case.



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  3. Eyah poor woman

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  4. So becos of N70,000 she will be sent to Prison, na wah o, where will they send looters of public fund- Hell?

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    1. I tire o! Why take someone to court over 70k, so how much lawyer and police go come charge. He''ll end up spending more than the 70k.
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  5. Nigeria sef dey hold debt so y will u send someone to kirikiri

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    1. D chief magistrate dey suffer from joblessness. He for go aso rock where work plenty fr am to do.

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  6. Chai this is so touching they should leave the poor pregenant woman jor, their so many people to be jailed in this country instead of a pregnant woman. killers, robbers, political thevies etc they are all in their homes sleeping and snoring why this poor woman ? There is God ooooo. DERA MI

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  7. What kind of court system do we have...is the lender authorized to lend money under the Money lenders Act...and the defendant lawyer sef can't you raise an objection on the charge?? This why i get frustrated with the Nigerian Judicial System...

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    1. GOD BLESS YOU FOR THIS COMMENT. I was beginning to think I was retarded. This is ridiculous

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  8. is only in naija dat u see where people are send to jail bcos of 70k,and all those people like cecelia ibru and other politicians who stole Billions of naira are granted pardon... One day dis nation will stand and kill all dis corrupt politicians...... From miss ogenetv@daarsat...

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  9. Wetin she use 70000 naira do

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    1. Oh no, you didn't just ask that....*rme*

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    2. Google it.....ewu,@preg woman God will provide for u

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  10. Ladun, can't you just help out instead of only writing about it. A call for just 70 of your readers to give N1,000 each will offset this bill. Can you kindly start this campaign

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  11. pls can you get the contact of this lady and post so we can help her to pay this money asap.

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  12. She should open an account and publish her account number on this forum. She can be assisted.

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  13. Dear Ladun,
    Please let us help this woman instead of just sharing the news. let us be our brother’s keeper. Help get her details and coordinate raising the money for her. N1,000 each from just 70 readers will do this.

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  14. Ladun, can u please get us the woman's or her council's account no. the money in question is too small for her to face jail term.

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  15. ALL, I HAVE CALLED THE PAPER TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS FOR POSSIBLE SUPPORT. SHE SHOULDN'T GO TO PRISON IN THAT CONDITION. I HAVE TASTED POVERTY, SO I KNOW IT.

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  16. Laden use your blog and raise funds bto help this poor woman. Account now pls let's all pitch in what we can talk is cheap

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  17. This is totally INSANE! Please if we pay this debt, will she be allowed to go free? If there is that option, please post the story and and add an account number for people to donate. I am totally willing to pay it if she will be allowed to go free,

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  18. See how they keep having children with out hope of training.

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    1. Dn't b a fool nah.......so she is nt entitled to av a child cos of poverty?

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    2. Mercury or Pluto, u re so dump nd senseless. Cos of poverty now she is Nt entitled to ve her own family, ewu boko!!!

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  19. **deep sigh** poor thing..

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  20. Post her account number and lets help her! Going to jail isnt easy not to talk of being pregnant!

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  21. Another story made up. Nigeria don suffer. Anything for comments ba. Dirty world.

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