Stowaways to serve sentence at General Hospital

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An Apapa Magistrates’ Court presided over by the Chief Magistrate A.O Awogboro on Wednesday sentenced six stowaways to 150 hours of community service at Ajeromi General Hospital.

The police arraigned Monday Egbaulo (29), Odusola Joseph (23) and Kunle Amos (22), who both pleaded guilty to a two-count charge of conspiracy and unlawful entry into a vessel.

The prosecutor, Sergeant Adeniyi Balogun told the court that the accused committed the offence on April 21, 2018 at about 6pm at Tin Can Island Port Complex, Apapa.

“The accused conspired together without purchasing traveling ticket, unlawfully entered MV AS PALASTIA vessel with the intention of traveling to Europe,” Balogun said.

According to him, the offences are punishable under section 412 and 400 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015.

In a similar development, the police also arraigned Okoro Otemuche (25), Samuel Mike (20) and Igbighi Friday (19) for boarding a vessel without ticket. They pleaded guilty to the two-count charge against them.

The prosecutor, Sergeant Adeniyi Balogun told the court that the accused committed the offence on April 23, 2018 at about 10pm at Tin Can Island Port Complex, Apapa.

“The accused conspired together without purchasing traveling ticket, unlawfully entered MV ADMORE SLAMARINER vessel with the intention of traveling to Europe,” Balogun said.

According to him, the offences are punishable under section 412 and 400 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015.

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