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Police arraign 4 for allegedly fighting in public

18 May 2015, 18:25

Sango-Ota - The Police in Ogun on Monday arraigned 4 men: Dada Sunday (22), Oguntola Dare (25), Adetipe Solomon (23) and Adetipe Michael (18), before an Ota Magistrates' Court for allegedly fighting in public.

The accused persons, whose addresses were unknown, were being tried on a three-count charge of fighting in public, causing breach of peace and conspiracy.

The Police prosecutor, Ebibomino Itaita, told the court that the accused persons and others at large, committed the offence on May 4 at about 6:30 p.m. at Ejigbo Tuntun/Ilo Awera area in Ota.

He said that the accused persons, with others now at large, conducted themselves in a manner likely to cause a breach of the peace by fighting in public, with dangerous weapons.

Itaita said that the offence contravened Sections 83 and 249 (d) of the Criminal Code, Vol.1, Revised Laws of Ogun, 2006.

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However, the accused persons pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Chief Magistrate, Funke Odubanjo, granted bail to the accused persons in the sum of N50,000 each, with two sureties in like sum.

She said that the sureties shall swear to affidavits of means and provide established evidence of identification either through the national Identity card, a driving license or an International passport.

Odubanjo also ordered the sureties to provide evidence of tax payment in the last one year and that the addresses of the sureties should be verified by the Police.

The case was adjourned to June 3 for hearing. 


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