A Nigerian commercial sex worker has been fined N129K for soliciting sex from a police officer in Malaysia.
A 27-year-old Nigerian woman, Ruth Efe Aitimon, has been charged and fined was fined RM1,500 [about N129,000], for allegedly offering sex to a police officer in Malaysia while on his official duties.
New Straits Times reports that Aitimon was given the fine by a Kuala Lumpur Magistrate’s Court or a two-months jail term after she pleaded guilty to the offence of soliciting for sex.
Aitimon, a mother of one, was said to have pleaded guilty when the charge was read to her before Magistrate Mahyuddin Mohamed Som who accepted her plea and gave her the fine on Wednesday, September 13, 2017.
The prosecutor told the court that Aitimon was charged with soliciting for the purpose of prostitution by saying to Corporal Mohamad Musa Mohamad Kadam in Bukit Bintang on September 6, 2017:
“Hey, brother… want sex with me? RM200”
The offence, according to the prosecution, falls under Section 377B of the Penal Code, which carries maximum one years’ jail, or a fine, or both, upon conviction.
Deputy public prosecutor, Nur Farah Adilah Noordin, urged that an apt punishment be handed down to the accused.
However, Aitimon’s lawyer, Norizan Yaacob, pleaded for a lenient sentence, saying this was her client’s first offence.
However, Magistrate Som, in finding Aitimon guilty, warned her to desist from prostitution and vowed to make sure she gets the maximum sentence the next time she is brought to his court.