Woman in court for allegedly possessing 36 berets with IPOB insignia

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The police in Lagos on Thursday arraigned a woman, Charity Iroakazi, 28, at an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly having 36 berets with Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, insignia on them in her possession.

The defendant, an artisan who resides at 14 Nurudeen St., Ojo, Lagos, is being tried for conspiracy and unlawful possession of IPOB berets, NAN reports.

The prosecutor, Insp Samuel Mishozunnu, told the court that the offences were committed on June 16 at Mosalasi Bus Stop, Satellite Town, Lagos.

Mishozunnu said that the police on patrol intercepted a rider carrying a big black nylon in his motorcycle.

The defendant said the rider was carrying 36 pieces of black, green and red berets with IPOB insignia written on them.

The prosecutor said that the rider led the police to the sender’s address, leading to the defendant’s arrest.

According to the prosecutor, the offences contravened the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The Magistrate, Mrs Folasade Hughes, granted the defendant bail for N50,000 with one surety in like sum.

Hughes adjourned the case until Aug. 2 for mention.

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