On Wednesday, a Magistrates’ Court in Ota, Ogun State, ordered Biola Joshua, a 40-year-old housewife, to sweep her son’s school, Iju-Ebiye High School, for six months for invading its premises with thugs.
Joshua was arrested after she and others stormed the school and beat the principal and one other person for scolding her son.
Later, she was hauled before a magistrate’s court and charged with conspiracy, assault, and breach of peace.
Magistrate Shotunde Shotayo issued his ruling, ordering the convict to sweep the school from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. every day.
He also ordered that the school create a log book for the convict, in which her daily activities for the six-month period would be recorded.
Shotayo, on the other hand, gave Joshua the option of paying a fine of N30,000 to the injured principal and school official.
He concluded that the prosecution established its case beyond a reasonable doubt.
Earlier, the prosecution counsel, Inspector Cynthia Ejezie, told the court that the convict, her son, and others on the run committed the crimes on March 11, 2021, around 2 p.m. at Iju-Ebiye High School in Ota.
According to Ejezie, the convict and her accomplices assaulted the school principal and the school’s health officer, causing them bodily harm.
She went on to say that they had invaded and disrupted academic activities with thugs in a way that was likely to cause a breach of peace.
According to the prosecutor, the offenses violated sections 249(d), 355, and 516 of the Criminal Code.