Four dismissed policemen from Ondo State Police Command have been arraigned before an Akure Magistrate’s Court for allegedly recruiting and posting five persons to different police stations in the state.
The accused persons are: Sunday Ujah, 38, Aremu Jelili, 39, Eyimoga Oloche, 38, and Maji Nuhu, 36, were brought before magistrate Sunday Adedapo.
According to the prosecution, the accused persons committed the offence between Akure and Ondo town, in Akure Magisterial District, between January and July 2015.
They were brought before Magistrate Sunday Adedapo and charged with aiding and abetting, recruiting and posting five civilians: Stephen Akinsiku, Shola Emmanuel, Abiodun Joseph, Simon Udeh and John Udaj.
Also, the accused persons were alleged of sown Mobile Police uniforms for the recruited men and equipped them with riffles and others materials used by the police to maintain law and order.
The alleged offence is contrary to and punishable under section 104,507 203,249[d] and 108 of the Criminal Code Cap 37 Vol. Laws of Ondo state of Nigeria 2006, according to the prosecution.
When brought the Magistrate, the accused persons however pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The police prosecutor, Supol Pelumi Adejuwon, urged the court for an adjournment of the case to enable him assemble his witnesses in court and also to study the case file properly.
Counsel to the accused person Idowu Mafimisebi prayed the court to grant to his clients bail in most liberal term, promising that the accused persons will not jump bail .
He also assured the court of credible and reliable surety who will stand for the accused persons.
In his ruling, Magistrate Adedapo granted the accused persons bail in the sum of N200, 000 each with one reliable surety in like sum. He therefore, adjourned the case till November 12.

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