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Osun court remands 36-year-old man for possessing gun, bullets

By Timothy Agbor, Osogbo
17 August 2022   |   2:38 am
A Chief Magistrate’s Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State, yesterday remanded a 36-year-old man, Yusuf Hammed, in Ilesa Correctional Centre for allegedly possessing guns and bullets.

A Chief Magistrate’s Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State, yesterday remanded a 36-year-old man, Yusuf Hammed, in Ilesa Correctional Centre for allegedly possessing guns and bullets.

 
The defendant was arraigned by the State’s Police Command on three count-charge bordering on conspiracy to commit a felony and unlawful possession of a firearm and cartridge.
 
Police prosecutor, Inspector Fatoba Temitope, told the court that the defendant conspired to commit a felony to wit; unlawful possession of single barrel gun and cartridges.
 
Temitope alleged that the defendant committed the offence on August 9, 2022, in front of the House of Assembly complex, Abere Area, Osogbo.
 
The charge sheet obtained by our correspondent read: “That Yusuf Hammed and others now at large, on August 9, 2022, in Osogbo Magisterial District, were found in possession of one locally cut-to-size single barrel.
 
“That you (defendant) and others now at large, on the same date, time, place and in the aforementioned Magisterial District did unlawfully have in your possession two live cartridges, which you could not give a satisfactory account of.”
 
Temitope said the offences contravened sections 4 and 516 of the criminal code cap 34 Vol. Il, Laws of Osun State of Nigeria 2002 and punishable under section 27(1) b (1) of the Firearms Act Cap f.28 Vol. II Laws of Osun State of Nigeria 2004.
  
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the three-count charge.
  
The Chief Magistrate, Olusegun Ayilara ordered that the accused person be remanded in Ilesa Correctional Centre.
 
Ayilara asked the defence counsel, Tunbosun Oladipupo to approach the court with a formal application for the defendant’s bail and adjourned to September 5 for mention.