Two sisters in court for showing, selling film footage of lovers

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Two sisters — Ruth and Tinuola Olaniyi — were on Thursday charged before an Ogudu Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, for allegedly showing the nude film footage of two lovers.

Ruth, 19, and Ola, 24, who live at No. 46, Adebara St., Oworonshoki, Lagos, are being tried for indecent practice, unlawful video recording, fraud and breach of peace.

The prosecutor, Cpl. Uche Simon told the court that the accused committed the offences on 4 April at No. 37, Access Road, Oworonshoki at 4.00 p.m.

Simon alleged that the accused recorded the complainant (names withheld) while making love to her boyfriend.

“The accused also took nude pictures of the complainant with their phones and started sharing the pictures.

“They also conducted themselves in a manner likely to cause a breach of the peace by taking the nude pictures of the complainant to sell.”

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The prosecutor said the accused, who were friends of the complainant, fell out following a misunderstanding.

According to Simon, the offences contravene the provisions of Sections 134, 136,166 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

NAN reports that the accused, if convicted, may be sentenced to a minimum of three years imprisonment each.

The duo pleaded not guilty.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Omolade Awope, admitted them to a bail of N50, 000 each with two sureties each in like sum.

Further hearing in the case has been adjourned to 23 May.