Tuesday, 21 August 2012

8 persons arraigned for drinking Ogogoro in public

EIGHT persons including four
women have been arraigned
before an Apapa Magistrate
court in Lagos, for allegedly
drinking local gin (popularly
known as Ogogoro) and
smoking in an unacceptable
manner in the public.
Nkereuwen Akpan, 29, James
Patricia, 39, Jenifer John, 27,
Salami Kazeem, 37, Festus
Opara, 35, Princess Pius, 26,
Gold Johnson, 27 and John
Idoh, 32, were charged on
two counts of
misdemeanour and unlawful
assembly.
The prosecutor, Sgt. Uche
Kalu, told the court that on
August 14 at 1:20 a.m at
Kazuma roundabout, Apapa,
the accused persons
unlawfully gathered to
smoke and drink the local
gin in a manner to cause fear
and panic in the
neighbourhood. Kalu said
the offence of the accused
contravened Sections 409
and 44(1) of the Criminal
Laws of Lagos, 2011.
However, when the charge
was read to the accused
persons, they pleaded not
guilty.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs A. K.
Shonubi, granted them bail
in the sum of N20, 000 with
one surety in the like sum
each and adjourned the
matter till September 17.

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