NAN – A 53-year-old printer, Kayode Oluroubi, on Monday appeared before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, over alleged offensive publication.
Oluroubi, who resides at No. 36, Christ the King Ave., Igando, a Lagos suburb, is standing trial on a charge of offensive publication.
The prosecutor, Insp. Stephen Molo, told the court that the accused committed the offence between Dec. 13 and Dec. 16, 2014, at about 9.20 p.m. at No. 36, Christ the King Ave., Igando.
According to him, the accused has published the picture of one Prince Remi Olowokere through media message service without his consent.
He said the content of the message portrayed Olowokere as a bank fraud.
“The accused also threatened Olowokere that he would expose him to the press.
“The problem started following a business misunderstanding between the two,’’ Molo said.
The offence contravened Section 57 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Section 57 provides a fine of N90, 000 or six months imprisonment for offensive publication.
The Magistrate, Mrs I. O. Omotosho, granted the accused bail in the sum of N100, 000 with two sureties in like sum.
Omotosho said the sureties must be gainfully employed as part of the bail conditions.
She adjourned the case till March 2 for mention.