28-year-old Charity Iroakazi has been arraigned by the Lagos Police for allegedly having 36 berets with Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) insignia on them in her possession.
It was learnt that the defendant, who resides at 14 Nurudeen St., Ojo, Lagos, was brought before the Ikeja Magistrates’ Court.
The defendant, an artisan, is being tried for conspiracy and unlawful possession of IPOB berets, NAN reports.
According to the prosecutor, Insp Samuel Mishozunnu, Iroakazi committed the offences on June 16 at Mosalasi Bus Stop, Satellite Town, Lagos.
Mishozunnu told the court a rider carrying a big black nylon in his motorcycle was intercepted by policemen on patrol.
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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.