Police arraign man for damaging vehicles, smoking Indian hemp

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An 18-year-old man, identified as Farouq Sheu, was on Friday arraigned before an Apapa Magistrates’ Court for allegedly damaging vehicles and smoking India hemp in Apapa.

Sheu is facing a six-count charge bordering on conspiracy, stealing, unlawful society, damaging vehicles, possessing dangerous weapon and breach of peace.

The prosecutor, Inspector Sunday Bassey, told the court that the defendant committed the offences on October 5, 2018 at about 6pm at Gaskiya Road, Ijora-Badia, Apapa.

“The defendant conspired together with others to damage all the side glasses of one Toyota Camry salon car with registration number APP 232 AG value not yet ascertain, property of one Rafiu Koleosho, and also damaged all the side glasses and windscreen of one Xteral Jeep unregistered, value not yet ascertain, property of one Adewale Sangodele,” Bassey said.

The prosecutor also said that the defendant conducted himself in a manner likely to cause breach of peace by smoking weed suspected to be India hemp in the public.

Bassey added that the defendant had in his possession dangerous weapon such as cutlass and knife to attack members of the public.

The police prosecutor told the court that the defendant managed unlawful society by committing act of violence as well as disturbance of peace.

“The defendant stole provision items valued at N200,000 property of one Mariam Yinusa,” Bassey said.

According to him, the offences are punishable under sections 412, 287(a), 56(b), 350, 329(b) and 168(d) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015

The defendant pleaded not guilty to all the charges brought against him.

Magistrate A.S Okubule granted the defendant bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.

The sureties, according to the Magistrate, must furnish the court with proof of tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

She said one of the sureties must be a blood relation to the defendant.

She adjourned the case till November 26, 2018 for mention.