cigarette in breadAn Ejigbo Senior Magistrates’ court in Lagos on Friday sentenced, Isaac Elijah, 20, to one week community service for hiding cigarette in loaf of bread he gave to a detainee.
The Magistrate, Mr A. A Fashola, who convicted Elijah after he pleaded guilty, gave him an option to pay a fine of N10,000.
Elijah was arraigned on a one-count charge of breach of peace. The Prosecutor, Mr Oluwafemi Adeleye, had told the court that Elijah conducted himself in a manner likely to cause `breach of peace’.
“The accused took three sticks of white London cigarettes, hid it in a loaf of bread and unlawfully handed it over to a police detainee, Emmanuel Sylvester, in Igando Police Station,’’ he said.
Adeleye said the offence contravened Section 166 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2011.