18 Dec 2014

29-year-old man arraigned over possession of 589 voters cards in Lagos

Lukman Animashaun, a 29-year-old man, was arraigned in an Ikeja magistrates’ court in Lagos for being in possession of 589 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs).

Animashaun, who resides at No. 12a Itire road, Lagos, was charged with disobedience to law and a breach of public peace.

Edet Okoi, the prosecutor, told the court that the accused committed the offences at Itire primary school, Lagos on November 20 .

“Animashaun was apprehended by the police within the premises of Itire Primary School, Lagos, following a tip-off by residents in the area,” he said.

“He could not give tenable explanation as to how he came about the 589 permanent voter cards in his possession and all belong to different individuals.”

Okoi said the offences contravened sections 22 and 166 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

Animashaun however pleaded not guilty.

The presiding magistrate, Mrs M.I. Dan-Oni, granted him bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum. The case was then adjourned until January 12 for mention.

Credit: theCable

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