Businessman charged to court for making noise at police station

Businessman charged to court for making noise at police station

A 37-year-old businessman, Lawrence Atikekeresola; appeared in an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Friday for allegedly making noise in a police station.

The defendant, a resident of No. 5 Alaga St., Alakia, Isebo in Ibadan; is charged with three counts bordering on breach of peace and misdemeanour.

However, the businessman pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Prosecution counsel, Inspector Innocent Odugbo, alleged that the defendant behaved in a manner likely to cause a breach of peace; by making noise and disrupting the serene and peaceful atmosphere in Area “F” Command Headquarter in Ikeja.

Further, Odugbo alleged that the defendant threatened one Majeed Yahaya.

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Equally important, he said the offence contravened the provisions of sections 56 and 168(1); Criminal Laws of Lagos State 2015 (revised).

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Nevertheless, Chief Magistrate S. K. Matepo admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N50,000 bail; with one surety in like sum. Additionally, Matepo ordered that the surety must be gainfully employed; with an evidence of two years’ tax payment to the Lagos State Government and reside within the court’s jurisdiction.

Consequently, the magistrate adjourned the case until February 10 for mention.

A breach of peace is punishable with six months jail term or a fine of N50,000, if found guilty.

Meanwhile, the Adamawa State Commissioner of Police, Mr Audu Madaki, on Thursday January 23rd 2020, made a promise to reward anyone with useful information; that would lead to the arrest of killers of a journalist, Mr Maxwell Nashion, in Yola.

Spokesman of the Command confirmed the development.

1st News recalls that some unknown assailants had on Wednesday attacked Nashion; a staff of Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) F.M station, popularly known as Fombina FM Yola, leading to his death.

 

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