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Daily Post, Lagos, 25 February 2016
Bricklayer bags 12 strokes of cane for unlawful possession of army uniform
By Daily Post Staff
A Mararaba Grade 1 Area Court, Aso Pada, Nasarawa State, on Thursday sentenced a 23-year-old bricklayer, Matthew Isaac, to 12 strokes of cane for unlawful possession of army uniform.
The presiding officer, Mr Albert Maga, sentenced him after he pleaded guilty and begged for leniency.
Isaac, a resident of Nyanya Gwandara, Nasarawa State, was convicted for being in possession of army uniform, three caps and two boots.
Maga warned the convict to be careful in future with what he goes about holding as he would not take it likely with him next time.
The Prosecutor, Cpl. Friday Adaji, had told the court that Idoko John of Elite Security Organisation, Mararaba, reported the matter at the 'A' Division Police Station on Feb. 21.
Adaji said that the convict was caught in possession of army uniform and other items which did not belong to him.
He told the court that during police investigation, the convict confessed that his brother, Matthew Moses, an army personnel gave it to him to keep.
He said the offence contravened Sections 179 of the Penal Code.
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Daily Trust, Abuja, 25 February 2016, p.34
Teenage student flogged over dangerous weapon possession
By Emma Elekwa
A 15-year-old student has been given five strokes of the cane by an Abuja Grade 1 Area court for being in possession of dangerous weapon in Dutse-Alhaji, in Bwari Area Council of the FCT.
Hashimu Bilyaminu of Dutse-Alhaji was convicted at being in possession of dangerous weapon, an offence that contradicts Section 319 of the Penal Code.
The prosecutor, Abba Zurumi, told the court that a team of police patrol led by Superintendent of Police Oguche John, upon a distress call from the management of Government Secondary School, Dutse, arrested and brought the accused to the station.
He said the accused was seen in the school premises in possession of a double edged dangerous and poisonous jack knife, which he could not give satisfactory account of.
Zurumi further said that during investigation, the accused alleged that one Dan Asebe of Dutse-Alhaji gave the weapon to him, but failed to produce him on several demands by the police.
When the charge was read to the accused, he pleaded guilty and the judge, Mohammed Marafa ordered he be given five lashes of the cane.
The court also warned him to desist from bad friends.
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