Public Pollution: Two In Court For Fighting With Faeces

The Police has arraigned, om Tuesday, two 'wrestlers' before a Magistrates court for allegedly engaging in a public fight.

The accused, Michael Godwin, 30, and Gbemisola Adejumo, was arraigned on a two -count of public fight and polluting the atmosphere with faeces.

The two of them has engaged in the fight on January 5 at Queen Cinema area in Ibadan. 

The Prosecutor, Sgt. Salewa Hammed told the court:

During the fight the two accused persons allegedly fought each other by pouring faeces on themselves thereby polluting the atmosphere with faeces.

This makes it noxious to the health of the general public.

He added that the accused persons engaged in the fight over the use of toilet in the compound.

He continued:

It was Godwin that first entered the rest room before Gbemisola knocked and asked Godwin to come out as she was pressed, later it led to a fight between them.

The prosecutor said the offence contravened section 83 and 247 (a) of the Criminal Code Cap 38,Vol.II Laws of Oyo State 2000.

The accused persons, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges when read to them in court.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Abiona Richard granted the accused to bail in the sum of N75,000 with two sureties each in like sum.

Richard said that one of the sureties must have a National Identity Card, while the second surety must be gainfully employed.

The case has been adjourned till March 3, for hearing.


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