An Abeokuta Magistrates’ Court on Thursday sentenced a 23-year-old painter, Oluwatobi Olaore, to 14 days’ imprisonment for playing N7,000 lotto (bet9ja) and refusing to pay.
The Magistrate, Mr Sam Obaleye, sentenced the painter who pleaded guilty to the charge.
Obaleye, however, gave the painter an option of N20, 000 fine.
Earlier, the prosecutor, Sgt. Adejoke Adebari, told the court that the painter committed the offence on April 27 at 8:30p.m. at Ijaye area of Abeokuta.
Adebari said that the defendant entered into the shop of one Zainab Tejuoso and played bet9ja game of N7,000 knowing that he did not have any money to pay.