Osun man Olajire Segun docked 'for sleeping in front of a shop'



By Dorcas Elusogbon

The police in Osun on Friday arraigned one Olajire Segun, 29, who allegedly slept in front of a shop without a genuine reason.

Segun appeared before an Ile-Ife Magistrates’ Court on a charge of breach of peace.

The prosecutor, ASP  Emmanuel Abdullahi, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Jan. 13, at 1:38 a.m. at Moore Area of Ile-Ife.

Abdullahi alleged that the defendant intended to commit a crime  when he slept in front of a shop without any satisfactory reason.

According to him, the offence contravenes Sections 249(d)  of the Criminal Code, Laws of Osun, 2002.

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The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty.

Magistrate O. B. Adediwura granted the defendant bail in the sum of N100,000 with one surety in like sum.

Adediwura added that the surety must swear to an affidavit of means and reside within the court’s jurisdiction.

The magistrate adjourned the case until Jan. 22 for mention.


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