Street Urchins Arraigns For Unlawful Possession of Firearm

For alleged unlawful possession of firearm, three suspected street urchins, Ayomide Ayodele, Ojo Abowaba and Idris Isaika were arraigned yesterday before a Lagos Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja.

The street urchins were arraigned on two count charges before Justice Olubunmi Abike-Fadipe by the state government.

The prosecution counsel, Ms Tolulope Esan informed the court that the defendants were found in illegal possession of firearm at Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Ojodu Division with intent to commit arm robbery.

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

They however pleaded not guilty of the offence when the charge was read to them.

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Following their plea of not guilty, the lawyer representing the defendant prayed the court to admit the second defendant to bail.

She told the court that he was granted bail by Justice Oyindamola Ogala when he was arraigned before the court.

She also prayed to the court to allow the other two defendants to continue to enjoy the bail earlier granted by the court.

Justice Abike-Fadipe said the court cannot stand on the existing bail terms that were not before the court, the judge directed the defendant lawyer to file Justice Ogala’s ruling.

She therefore directed the defendants to continue with the earlier bail granted them. She subsequently adjourned to February 1, 2023 for trial.

Wahab Akinlade

Akinlade I. WAHAB is a dedicated journalist and the proprietor of I-WAHAB Media. He embarked on his career at Murhi International TV (MiTV) and subsequently joined Radio Nigeria as a Judicial Correspondent.With a profound interest in legal reporting, he currently holds the positions of Chairman at the National Association of Judicial Correspondents (NAJUC), Ikeja Branch, and Chairman at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Radio Nigeria Chapel.As the owner of I-WAHAB Media, he has successfully established Top Court News, a platform renowned for providing comprehensive coverage of court cases and legal developments, with the aim of promoting transparency within the judicial system.Akinlade's diligent work and unwavering commitment to ethical reporting have earned him immense respect within the Nigerian journalism community.

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