A teenager, Godwin Madu, on Tuesday appeared in a Badagry Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State over alleged membership of an unlawful society and displaying dangerous weapons.
Madu, whose address was not given, is charged with three counts of membership of an unlawful society, displaying dangerous weapons and escape from lawful custody.
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Prosecution Counsel, ASP Clement Okuoimose, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Sept.5, at 3 p.m at Igbonla area of Shibiri, Lagos.
Okuoimose said the defendant, who organised and manages an unlawful society, willfully damaged a police handcuffs and escaped from lawful custody.
The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 43, 51 and 106 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
Magistrate Lazarus Hotepo admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum.
Hotepo adjourned the case until Oct. 23 for mention.
edited by Sadiya Hamza