Nigerian Police Arraign Woman In Lagos For Possessing Several Berets With IPOB Insignia

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The Nigeria Police Force, Lagos State command, on Thursday arraigned Charity Iroakazi, 28, at an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly having in her possession 36 berets with IPOB insignia on them.

The defendant, a woman, an artisan who resides at 14, Nurudeen St., Ojo, Lagos, is being tried for conspiracy and unlawful possession of an Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) berets, against the law.

The prosecutor, Insp Samuel Mishozunnu, told the court that the offences were committed on June 16 at Mosalasi Bus Stop, Satellite, Lagos.

Mishozunnu said that the police on patrol intercepted a rider carrying a big black nylon on his motorcycle.

He said that the rider was carrying 36 pieces of colour black, green and red berets with IPOB insignia written on it.

The prosecutor said that the rider led the police to the sender’s address and that led to the defendant’s arrest, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. 

The offences, according to the prosecutor, contravened the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The Magistrate, Mrs Folasade Hughes, granted the defendant bail for N50,000 with one surety in like sum.

Hughes adjourned the case until August 2 for mention.  

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