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28-year-old docked for unlawful possession of 22 goats in Osun

A 28-year-old man, Musibau Okunola, was on Friday arraigned before an Osogbo Chief Magistrate’s Court for alleged unlawful possession of 22 goats.

The prosecutor, Assistant Superintendent of Police Mireti Wilson, told the court that the accused committed the offence on Nov. 28, 2016 at about 3:50am within Osogbo metropolis in Osun State.

Wilson said the accused was arrested while conveying the 22 goats in a bus with registration number KJA 178 XE, and was unable to give satisfactory explanation of the ownership of the animals.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the prosecutor said the offence contravened sections 517 and 430(1) of the criminal code cap 34 Vol.11 laws of Osun, 2003.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge and his counsel, Mr Ato Atobatele, prayed the court to grant him bail in liberal terms.

The Magistrate, Mrs. Olubukola Awodele granted the accused bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties in like sum.

Awodele said the sureties must reside within the court jurisdiction, show evidence of tax payment, attach affidavit of means and provide two passport photographs. The case was adjourned to November 13 for hearing.

Meanwhile, the Police in Kano on Friday also arraigned a 25-year-old man, Ibrahim Musa, before a Kano Magistrate’s Court for allegedly raping a nine-year-old rice-cake (Masa) seller.

Musa, who resides at Saje Village in Bichi local government area of the state is being tried on a one-count charge of rape.

The Chief Magistrate, Muhammad Jibril, ordered the remand of the defendant in prison custody and adjourned the case to August 10 for mention.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Inspector Pogu Lale, had told the court that one Bashir Ado of the same address reported the case at Bichi police Division on July 27, 2017.

“The defendant deceived and lured her into his shop situated at Saje Village and forcefully had unlawful sexual intercourse with her,” he said.

The prosecutor said that the offence contravened section 283 of the penal code.

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