Three commercial sex workers have been docked at an Abuja court for allegedly beating up and injuring their colleagues over a customer.
Three commercial sex workers have been docked at a Karmo Grade 1 Area Court sitting in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), for attacking and causing grievous hurt on their colleagues.
Daily Trust reports that the suspects, Helen Gabriel, Joy Johnson and Ene Ahmed, all residents of Jabi Masallachi, Abuja, were arraigned on a two-count charge following a report that they attacked one Joy Opara and three others during a fight over a male patron.
The police prosecutor, Zannah Dalhatu , told the court that case was reported at the Utako Police Station on February 21, 2017, after a fight broke out between the prostitutes.
Dalhatu said on that date, the complainant reported that the defendants formed a common intention and attacked her and her colleagues at Eden Garden, Utako, Abuja, and inflicted serious injuries on their bodies with razor blades.
He said the attack was due to a little misunderstanding over a customer. Dalhatu added that the complainants were taken to Wuse General Hospital, Abuja, for treatment.
The prosecutor noted that ‘the first defendant was the one who used the razor blade on the girls, while the second and third defendant were her girls.’
When the charges were read to them, the first defendant, Gabriel pleaded guilty while the second and third defendants pleaded not.
The judge, Alhaji Abubakar Sadiq, granted bail to the second and third defendants in the sum of N30,000 and one surety each in like sum while ordering that the Gabriel be remanded in prison custody until the complainant was discharged from hospital and adjourned the case to March 7, 2017, for further hearing.