Friday, 4 October 2013

22-Year-Old in Possession of Police Uniform Arraigned

Terkimbi Anongo, a 22-year-old man, has been arraigned before an Ebute Meta Magistrate’s Court for allegedly being found in possession of materials for police uniform.
The police said Anongo was caught with the items at Oyingbo area of Lagos during a search.
They added that a further search of the defendant revealed he was also carrying Indian hemp in a bag.
He allegedly could not provide any satisfactory explanation.
He was subsequently arrested and arraigned on one count of unlawful possession.

The charge read, “That you, Terkimbi Anongo, on the 22 September, 2013 at about 7.40pm at Oyingbo bus stop, Ebute Meta, Lagos, in the Lagos Magisterial District, did unlawfully have in your possession one superior police officer sky blue uniform shirt, a pair of police badge rank, one superior officer lang yard, with whistle, seven pieces of police button and two wrapped dried leaf suspected to be Indian hemp.”
The prosecutor, Inspector Asu Feddy, said the defendant had committed an offence punishable under Section 328(d) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, Nigeria, 2011.
The suspect pleaded not guilty, but did not have any legal representation to defend him in the matter.
 The Magistrate, Mr. O.O Olatunji, admitted him to bail in the sum of N50,000 with “one responsible surety in like sum.”
 The matter was adjourned till November 20.
Source: The Punch Newspaper

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