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Published On: Mon, Jun 9th, 2014

2 men in court for belonging to unlawful society

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Two men, James Kingsley, 20, and Ibrahim Usman, 19, have appeared in an Upper Area Court in Gudu, Abuja, for allegedly belonging to an unlawful society and disturbing public peace.

Kingsley and Usman of unknown address are charged with three counts of being members of an unlawful society, assault and constituting public nuisance.

The prosecutor, ASP Ambi Gambo, told the court that a team of policemen attached to the American International School.

in Gudu, led by Sgt. Mohammed Ali arrested the accused and took them to the Durumi Police Station in Abuja.

He explained that the accused publicly presented themselves as members of an outlawed society.

The accused and others at large, he said, engaged in street fight, assaulted the policeman who tried to separate the fight and caused damage to a Toyota Corolla windscreen valued at N25,000 belonging to one Yisa Abass.

He also said that the accused, with intent to disturb public peace, broke bottles, fired gunshots into the air and threatened people living around within the Gudu area.

The prosecutor said the offence contravened sections 113 and 265 of the Penal Code.

If convicted, they are liable to four years imprisonment each or fine.

The accused persons pleaded not guilty after the charges were read to them.

The judge, Malam Umar Kagarko, admitted the accused to bail for N20,000 with one surety each.

Kagarko ordered that the sureties must reside within the court’s jurisdiction and also present their national identity cards or driver’s licences to the court registrar.

The judge also ordered each of the accused to write an undertaking to maintain peace.

He adjourned the matter until June 16 for hearing proper. (NAN)


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