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A 19-year-old motor boy, Akeem Toheeb, was, on Tuesday, arraigned before an Iyaganku Chief Magistrate Court sitting at Ibadan over alleged unlawful possession of a short axe.

Toheeb, who resides at No. 11, Abayomi, Iwo Road area of Ibadan, was arraigned on a count charge of unlawful possession of a short axe.

The Police Prosecutor, Philip Amusan, told the court that on October 24, at about 8 pm at Abayomi, Iwo Road area of Ibadan, the defendant was going around with one short axe unlawfully during the EndSARS protests.

He said that the defendant was holding the axe in the public in such a manner as to cause panic to the police and other members of the society.

According to him, the offense contravenes Section 80 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Oyo State, 2000.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge preferred against him.

The Magistrate, Mercy Amole-Ajimoti, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N20,000, with one surety in like sum.

She, thereafter, adjourned the matter till December 17, for hearing.

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