Man charged for videotaping traffic warden on duty

COURTROOM

Israel Adejol, a resident of Lagos State, was on Monday docked in an Ebute Meta Magistrates’ Court, Lagos for videotaping a traffic warden while at his duty.
Adejol, 27, appeared on a one-count charge of recording a police officer on duty.
He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Prosecutor, Inspector Emmanuel Silas, told the court that the offence was committed on January 17 at 8pm at Orile Bus Stop, Iganmu, Lagos.
Silas alleged that the defendant took video shots of Olukayode Abayomi, a traffic warden, while he was controlling traffic.
The offence, he said, contravened Section 57(1)(c) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015, which prescribes a N90,000 fine or six months imprisonment.
The Magistrate, T. Agbona, granted bail to the defendant in the sum of N10,000, with one surety in like sum.
Agbona, however, said the surety must be gainfully employed and should be resident within the court’s jurisdiction.
He adjourned the case until February 11 for further hearing.