WARNING! Don’t Drink Alcohol Near A Police Station
Wole Broad and Wale Oludare’s love for alcohol and highness has landed them in trouble.
Sometimes when you throw caution in the wind, there is a repercussion and ignorance of the law is not an excuse in the law court.
The two men were on Wednesday brought before Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly drinking alcohol in front of a police station.
Is it a crime? You will ask. The earlier you know the better.
Broad, 49, and Oludare, 40, were also accused of conducting themselves in a manner likely to cause breach of the peace by drinking alcohol in front of the Akinpelu Police Station at Oshodi, Lagos.
They are facing a two-count charge of felony and breach of peace.
Broad, residing at 17, Olakunle Ajibade Street, Ojota, is self-employed, while Oludare, a labourer, resides at 8, Akinpelu Street in Oshodi.
The Prosecutor, Rachael Williams, who is a police officer, told the court that the accused committed the offences on March 1 at about 11.55 p.m. at 5, Akinpelu Street, opposite the Akinpelu Police Station.
"The accused drank alcohol in front of Akinpelu Police Station after the commissioner of police had warned that on no account should anyone operate a beer parlour around any police station," Williams stated.
According to her, the offences contravene Sections 57 and 412 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Section 57 prescribes six months imprisonment for offenders.
The two men, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
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The Magistrate, Mrs L. Y. Balogun, granted them bail in the sum of 5, 000 Naira each with one surety each in like sum.
She then adjourned the case until March 16.