Police arraign 20-year-old for selling alcoholic drinks
October 8, 2013 by Samson Folarin 8 Comments
A 20-year-old woman, Adeola Adebakin, was on Monday arraigned before a Tinubu Magistrate’s Court in Lagos, for allegedly hawking alcoholic drinks.
The police told the court that Adebakin was caught at the Ajah motor park selling drinks, which they said was “noxious, dangerous and unfit for human health.”
She was said to be the only one caught among several others selling alcoholic drinks at the park.
It was further alleged that Adebakin was seen dealing in adulterated products, and “administering poisonous weed indiscriminately” in public.C
This action, the police said, endangered her life and those of the people who patronised her.
She was arraigned on a three counts of reckless conduct, dealing in adulterated products and selling alcoholic drinks.
The charges read in part, “That you, Adeola Adebakin, and others now at large on 26 September, 2013 at about 4.30pm at Ajah Motor Park, in the Lagos Magisterial District, did, in a reckless or negligent manner as to endanger your lives and cause harm to any other person(s), sell or administer poisonous weed indiscriminately in the public.
“That you, Adeola Adebakin, and others at large, on the same date, time and place, in the aforementioned magisterial district, did deal in, sell, offer for sale, noxious, dangerous or unfit for human health, reasonable quantities of alcoholic drinks.”
The prosecutor, ASP Orji Njeoma, said the offences were punishable under Sections 249(f), 409, and 158(b) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, Nigeria, 2011.
Adebakin pleaded not guilty to the charges and elected for summary trial. Her defence counsel pleaded that she should be granted bail in liberal terms.
The magistrate, Mrs. S.K Matepo, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties each in like sum.
The case was adjourned till October 28.