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Lagos arraigns three men for unlawful possession of firearm

By Yetunde Ayobami Ojo
03 November 2022   |   3:33 am
Lagos State Government, yesterday, arraigned three men, before a Lagos Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, for alleged unlawful possession of firearms.

Lagos State Government, yesterday, arraigned three men, before a Lagos Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, for alleged unlawful possession of firearms.
 
The trio, Ayomide Ayodele, Ojo Abowaba and Idris Isaika were arraigned on two-count charge before Justice Olubunmi Abike-Fadipe.
 
The prosecuting counsel, Ms. Tolulope Esan, told the court that the defendants were found in illegal possession of firearms at Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Ojodu Division, with intent to commit armed robbery.
 


She said their offences were contrary to section 299 and 330 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015.

Following their plea of not guilty to the charge, the lawyer representing the defendants prayed the court to admit them.  

To bail earlier granted by Justice Oyindamola Ogala, when they were arraigned.
 
Justice Abike-Fadipe, who said the court cannot stand on existing bail terms that was not before the court directed the defendant lawyer to file Justice Ogala’s ruling. She however directed the defendants to continue with the earlier bail granted them.
 
She subsequently adjourned to February 1, 2023 for trial.