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Police nab man with weapon at Peter Obi’s Labour Party rally 

The accused used the weapon to threaten Labour Party supporters, said the police.

• November 25, 2022
Nigerian Police and Peter Obi
Nigerian Police and Peter Obi

The police on Friday arraigned a 33-year-old man, Wasiu Lateef, at the Iyaganku Magistrates’ Court, Ibadan, for carrying a two-faced knife during the campaign of Peter Obi, the Labour Party presidential candidate.

Mr Lateef is being tried for possessing a two-faced dagger and conducting himself in a manner likely to cause a breach of peace.

The prosecutor, ASP Sikiru Ibrahim, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on November 23, at about 2:00 p.m., at the Lekan Salami stadium, Adamasingba, Ibadan.

He alleged that the defendant armed himself with the knife with the intent to commit a felony during the campaign of Mr Obi at the Lekan Salami stadium.

Mr Ibrahim further alleged that the defendant used the knife to scare innocent party supporters at the campaign ground.

He said the offence contravened sections 88(A) and 249(d) of the Criminal laws of Oyo State, 2000.

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

The magistrate, T. B. Oyekanmi, granted the defendant N100,000 bail and two sureties in like sum.

She adjourned the case until January 26, 2023, for a hearing. 


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