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Police arraign 5 over election misconduct

2015-03-30 17:44
Lagos - Five suspects, who were arrested for allegedly loitering around INEC office in Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos State at an odd hour, were on Monday arraigned by the police.

The defendants appeared before Magistrate E.O. Ogunkanmi of an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates' Court.

They are Abolore Akinola (37), Oluwasegun Ashamu (26), Moshood Akinsanmi (41), Moshood Omiwole (42) and Ademola Bello (35).

They are facing a three-count charge on conspiracy, unlawful possession of a cutlass and charm, and a breach of the peace.

Also read: TMG claims 10 cases of ballot-box snatching

The prosecutor, Felicia Adesulu, said that the defendants were found loitering around the INEC office in Alimosho Local Government Area at about 10 pm, and they could not provide a reasonable reason for their presence.

Adesulu also said that the defendants were also accused of being in unlawful possession of a knife, a dagger and charms.

He said their alleged offences contravened the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The magistrate granted them bail for N50,000 with two sureties in like sum each and adjourned till April 28 for mention.

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