Man jailed for posing as woman to secure maid job


A Karu Grade I Area Court in Abuja on Friday sentenced an 18-year-old boy, Chidera Sunday, to two years imprisonment for posing as a woman to secure a maid’s job.
The judge, Abdullahi Jibrin, sentenced Sunday without an option of fine after the convict pleaded guilty to joint act and impersonation.
Earlier, the prosecutor, Ayotunde Adeyanju, told the court that one Leonard Ezirike of Jikwoyi reported the matter at the Jikwoyi Police Station on December 22, 2019.
Ezirike alleged that on December 18, the convict was brought to his house to work as a maid.
Adeyanju said: “Little did he know that the convict conspired with one Happiness and one Chinedu and disguised as a woman.
“However, on December 21, an in-law called and informed him the convict was not a woman but a man.”
The offence, he said, is punishable under the provision of sections 79 and 179 of the Penal Code.