Man Caught With Pistol


The police in Lagos have arrested a 27-year old man, Segun Oshinowo, for being in possession of a pistol.

The accused was arrested on 16 May, 2011, along LASU/Igando Road, Lagos, in the Lagos Magisterial District.

The police prosecutor, Sergeant Ode Egboja told the presiding magistrate of the Ikeja Magistrate’s Court, Mrs. Anabo that the two-count charge was punishable under Section 516 of the Criminal Code, Cap. 17, Vol.II, Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2003.

The second charge reads: “That you, Segun Oshinowo, on the same date, time and place in the aforementioned magisterial district unlawfully had in your possession one locally-made pistol without licence issued to you by the Inspector-General of Police and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 428 (c) (d) of the Criminal Code, Cap.17, Vol.II, Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2003.”

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The accused was granted bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties who must be gainfully employed.

The case has been adjourned till 27 July, 2011.

—Yetunde Ayeni