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Man Remanded For Wilful Damage To Police Cell

Posted: Jun 23, 2016 at 3:10 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

An Ikeja Magistrate’s Court, on Wednesday remanded a 24 year-old man, Seun Olamilekan, at Kirikiri Prisons, Lagos, after pleading guilty to breaking police cell.

Olamilekan was arraigned on a three-count charge of conspiracy, damage and escaping from lawful custody.

He pleaded guilty to the charges. The Magistrate, Mrs E. Kubeinje, remanded him in prison pending judgement.

Inspector Essien Ndarake, the prosecutor, told the court that the accused committed the offences on May 31 at Alagbado Police Station, Lagos.

He said the accused, with another still at large, damaged the cell’s burglar proof in a bid to escape.

“The accused damaged the iron rod of the cell gate to escape at night,” Ndarake said and added that the accused who was initially arrested and detained over alleged stealing, was re-arrested at Abule-Iroko in Ogun, where he was sighted roaming about.

“A surveillance team moved immediately to the place and ambushed him. Even on his way to Lagos, the accused jumped down from the vehicle and took to his heels, but he was given a chase and re-arrested.”

The offences contravened Sections 106 (a), 348 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011, with Section 106(a) providing a seven-year imprisonment. Sections 348 and 409 prescribe two years each for offenders.

The case was adjourned to July 5 for facts and sentence.