A 21-year-old lady identified as Blessing Levi, has been arraigned before a Magistrate Court in Choba Community in Obio-Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State, on a three-count charge.The charge included; indecent dressing in a public place and taking the photograph of a police officer.Blessing was alleged to have sometime in May 2020 taken a photograph of a police sergeant without his consent and as well dressed indecently with intent to cause disorderliness among members of the public.
She pleaded not guilty of the charges and was granted bail by Chief Magistrate Israel Agbaesor to the tune of N100,000 with a surety in like sum, who must deposit two passport photographs and must be resident in the same Jurisdiction.
Chief Magistrate Agbaesor ordered that the accused be remanded in police custody pending the fulfilment of her bail conditions.The matter was adjourned till 22nd of October, 2020 for hearing.
Similarly, Abdullahi Salisu, 27, who allegedly assaulted Bintu Adams, a 100 year old woman was recently arraigned at the Ile-Ife Magistrates’ Court.
The prosecution counsel, Insp. Sunday Osanyintuyi alleged that the defendant perpetrated this crime on Sunday, August 16 around 3.45pm at Sabo, Ile-Ife.
Osanyintuyi told the court that the defendant and others, who are still at large, attacked Bintu Adams and inflicted injuries on her forehead.
He claimed that the defendant also attacked a 20 year old housewife, one Mrs Usman Adamu.
The offence, he said, violated the provisions of sections 355 and 516 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Osun, 2020.
The defendant was charged with three counts of conspiracy, assault and causing hurt, however he pleaded not guilty.
The Defence Counsel, Mr Leke Dada, pleaded for the bail of the defendant in most Liberal terms.
Magistrate A. A. Ayeni granted bail to the defendant in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like amount.