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Man docked for alleged unlawful recording of Police officers’ conversation

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The Police, yesterday, arraigned a 39-year-old man, Ipaa Daniel, in a Karu Upper Area Court, Abuja, for allegedly recording Police officers’ conversation at Karu Police Station without authorisation.

The defendant, who resides at Kugbo, Abuja, is facing a three-count charge of criminal intimidation, threat to injure a public servant and obstruction to the discharge of lawful duty.

Daniel, however, denied committing the offences.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the prosecutor, Ayotunde Adeyanju, told the court that the accused committed the offences on May 29, about 11am at Karu, Abuja.

Adeyanju said the accused was at the station to solicit for the bail of his two friends who were held for allegedly committing different offences.

He said at the station, Daniel allegedly removed his phone and recorded the officers’ conversations with the intent to injure, obstruct and intimidate the officers, adding that due to his actions, the officers were obstructed from performing their legitimate duties.

Adeyanju alleged that Daniel had, during police investigation, admitted committing the offences, which he said contravened Sections 397, 153 and 149 of the Penal Code.

The Judge, Mr. Sani Mohammed, granted the accused bail in the sum of N100, 000, with one surety in like sum, who must be a civil servant on level 15.

He adjourned the case until July 3 for hearing.


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