Police arraign motor boy over alleged unlawful possession of axe

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A 19-year-old motor boy, Akeem Toheeb, was, on Tuesday, arraigned before an Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting at Ibadan over alleged unlawful possession of a short axe.

It was reported that Toheeb, of No. 11, Abayomi, Iwo Road area of Ibadan, was arraigned on a count charge of unlawful possession of a short axe.

The Police Prosecutor, Sgt. Philip Amusan, told the court that on Oct. 24, at about 8 pm. at Abayomi, Iwo Road area of Ibadan, the defendant was going around with one short axe unlawfully during the EndSARS protests.

He said that the defendant was holding the axe in the public in such a manner as to cause panic to the police and other members of the society

The prosecutor said that the defendant committed the offence during the recent peaceful #EndSARS protest.

According to him, the offence contravenes Section 80 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Oyo State, 2000.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge preferred against him.

The Magistrate, Mrs. Mercy Amole-Ajimoti, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N20,000, with one surety in like sum.

She, thereafter, adjourned the matter till Dec. 17, for hearing.