An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Friday sentenced a 22-year-old engineer, Kelvin Obinna, to six months in a Correctional Facility in Kirikiri with hard labour, for refusing to pay N2.4 million he spent on his birthday celebration in a club at No. 113 Obafemi Awolowo Way, Ikeja, Lagos State.
The Prosecution Counsel, Sgt. Michael Unah told the court Obinna went to a clubhouse with his friends around 10 pm on August 31, 2019, to celebrate his 22nd birthday and ended up consuming liquor worth N2.4 million and refused to pay.
Unah added that the owner of the club, Mr. Success God reported the case to the police.
The Prosecution Counsel said the defendant attempted to breach the peace when he refused to pay his bills. The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 168 and 314 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
Obinna pleaded guilty to two counts of breach of peace and obtaining goods under false pretences.
Chief Magistrate A.A. Fashola, sentenced Obinna to six months in jail with hard labour, without an option to pay a fine.