Hawker jailed 2 months for street trading in P/Harcourt


Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt
A magistrate court in Port Harcourt has sentenced a hawker of sausage rolls popularly known as ‘gala’ to two months imprisonment for street trading.
The hawker, identified as Anayo Nweke, was apprehended by members of the Rivers State Government  Taskforce on Street Trading and illegal  Motorparks  in Rumuola Motorpark area of the state capital.
He was among the five persons arrested by the Taskforce on Street Trading at Rumuola.
The Magistrate, Chinwe Nsirim, pronounced the sentence after the prosecuting counsel  O.T. Dokubo, told the court that the accused pleaded guilty to the charge when he  was first arraigned on September 30 last year for the same offence.