Man Docked For Bribing Policeman


For allegedly offering a bribe to a police officer at the Apapa Division in Lagos state, Southwest Nigeria, a 38-year old man, Abdul Ganiyu, has been remanded at the Kirikiri prisons.

Ganiyu was accused of offering the police officer N5,000 for him to pervert justice in a criminal matter involving the accused.

P.M.NEWS gathered that Corporal Daniel Adamu arrested the accused after which he was charged and arraigned before the Apapa Magistrate’s Court.

His inability to meet the bail condition in the sum of N50,000 with one surety in like sum resulted in his being sent to Kirikiri where he is currently been remanded.

The bail condition was handed out by the Magistrate, Mrs C. I. Adelaja.

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His arraignment attracted reactions from litigants present in court.

Many of them were amused by the charge against him which included offering and rejecting of bribe by a policeman.

The offence he committed, according to the police prosecutor, was contrary to Section 64 of the Criminal Code Law of Lagos State of Nigeria 2011.

He pleaded not guilty.

—Cyriacus Izuekwe 

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