Lagos: Man Charged For Videotaping On-duty Traffic Warden

Lagos: Man Charged For Videotaping On-duty Traffic Warden

By Emmanuel Cornelius | News Reporter on January 22, 2020
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Israel Adejol, a resident of Lagos state, was on Monday, January 20, 2020, docked in an Ebute Meta Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, for videotaping a traffic warden while at his duty.

Adejol, 27, appeared on a one-count charge of recording a police officer on duty.

He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Emmanuel Silas, the prosecutor, told the court that the offence was committed on January 17, 2020, at 8.00 p.m., at Orile Bus Stop, Iganmu, Lagos.

Silas alleged that the defendant took video shots of Olukayode Abayomi, a traffic warden, while he was controlling traffic.

The offence he said, contravened Section 57(1)(c) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015, which prescribes a N90, 000 fine or six months imprisonment.

T. Agbona, the magistrate, granted bail to the defendant in the sum of N10, 000, with one surety in like sum.

Agbona however, said the surety must be gainfully employed and should be resident within the court’s jurisdiction.

He adjourned the case until February 11, 2020, for further hearing.

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