Unemployed man docked for alledged wandering, possession of illicit drugs


AN unemployed man, Abdulmurtala Abdulkarim, was on Friday docked in a Kado Grade I Area Court, Abuja over alledged wandering and possession of illicit drugs.

Abdulkarim who resides in Kado village, Abuja is charged with public nuisance and belonging to a gang.

The Prosecution Counsel, Stanley Nwafoaku told the court that a vigilance group member, Masaud Shaibu, reported the matter at the Life Camp Police Station on Jan. 28.

Nwafoaku said that Shaibu saw the defendant wandering around the Kado Fish Market and arrested him

He said that a jack knife, two lighters and a substance suspected to be illicit drug were recovered from the defendant.

The prosecutor said that the offence contravened the provisions od sections 83 and 306 of the Penal Code.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The judge, Malam Muhammed Wakili, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N100,000 and a surety in like sum.

He ordered that the surety must provide a passport photograph, a valid means of identification and a BVN printout from the bank.

Wakili also adjourned the matter to April 18, for hearing (NAN)