Police arraign 29-year-old man over unlawful possession of 589 Permanent Voter Cards




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LAGOS – The police Wednesday arraigned a 29-year-old man, Lukman Animashaun, in an Ikeja Magistrates’ in Lagos for being in possession of 589 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs).
Animashaun, who resides at No. 12a Itire Road, Lagos, is facing a two-count charge of disobedience to and breach of public peace.
The prosecutor, Insp. Edet Okoi, told the that the accused committed the offences Nov. 20 at 7 a.m. at Itire Primary School, Lagos.
He said “Animashaun was apprehended by the within the premises of Itire Primary School, Lagos, following a tip-off by residents in the area.
“He could not give tenable explanation as to how he came about the 589 permanent voter cards in his possession and all belong to different individuals.’’
The prosecutor said the offences contravened sections 22 and 166 of the Criminal of Lagos State, 2011.
However, the accused pleaded not guilty and in her ruling, the Magistrate, Mrs M.I. Dan-Oni, granted thim bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.
He then adjourned the matter until Jan. 12 for mention.(NAN