Court sends 24 yr old accused to psychiatric home

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LAGOS— A Tinubu magistrate’s court, yesterday, in Lagos ordered that a 24 year old accused, Sanni Auwal, be taken to a psychiatric hospital for evaluation.

The magistrate, Mrs Tokunbo Omoyele, gave the order after Auwal pleaded guilty to a two count charge of possession of army uniform and counterfeit dollars.

Omoyele said the accused, docked earlier on April 11, be taken to a psychiatric home to be evaluated because his behaviour was not balanced.

Auwal, of unknown address, was arrested with army uniform and counterfeit dollars at Osapa Bus Stop, Lekki, at 3.00 p.m. on April 10.

The prosecutor, Daniel Ighodalo, said the accused was found in possession of two “Ghana Must Go” bags, containing various military uniforms and large quantity of counterfeit dollars.

“Auwal could not give a satisfactory reason for being in possession of the items, as well as how he got to Lekki and where he lives,” Ighodalo said.

Omoyele adjourned hearing in the case till May 15 for facts and sentencing.

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