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Ekiti Court Detains Two Men For Allegedly Possessing Firearms

Two menTobi Fatoye (20) and Femi Oguntunji (19) on Thursday appeared before an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrate Court over alleged possession of firearms.

Police Prosecutor, Sgt.Caleb Leranmo told the Court that the accused committed the offence on October 12 at Omisanjana Street, Ado-Ekiti.

He alleged that accused, on the said date, unlawfully had in their possession one locally made gun without a license.

According to him, the offence contravened Section 27 (1) (b) of the Firearms Act.

The plea of the accused was not taken, as their counsel, Tunde Falade prayed the court to grant bail to his clients, with a promise that they would not jump bail and always make themselves available for their trials.

Chief Magistrate Adesoji Adegboye consequently granted bail to the accused persons in the sum of N100,000 and two sureties in like sum

He adjourned the case to December 19 for further hearing.

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