Possession of firearms: Court releases Small Doctor, others with N5m bond each

.. Charges them to be of good behaviour 

Chief magistrate A. O. Komolafe (Mrs.) of an Ebute-Metta Chief Magistrate’s Court, Lagos, today, advised the hip pop musician, Temitope Adekunle, a.k.a. Small Doctor and three of his band members to be of good behaviour.

Other respondents respondents counselled to be of good behaviour by the Chief Magistrate in a civil suit marked 3564/2018 are: Dare Osho, Sanusi Lateef and Hussein Darego.

Mrs. Komolafe gave the advice while delivering ruling in a motion exparte brought before the court by the Police from the State Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department (SCIID), Panti-Yaba, Lagos, seeking a bidding order against the musician and others.

At the proceedings today, the musician was represented by Mr. Yakubu Eleto, Akeem Shittu and other lawyers.

The police in a motion exparte filed and argued by Barrister Cyril Ajifor, an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), has asked the court for an order requiring the musical star and other respondents to execute or enter into a recognizance with sureties to keep the peace in Shogunle and its environs of Lagos, for a period of one year and should not for that period engage, recruit, instigate or incite any member of the community to cause breach of public peace or disturb peace within or outside the community. And any other order court may deem fit.

The motion exparte was supported with a seven-paragraph affidavit deposed to by Inspector Kasali Saturani, who stated how the respondents were with a double barrel English made pistol at Shogunle area of the State.

ASP Ajifor also told the court that the order sought was brought on three grounds and a written address which stated legal reasons why the court should make an order the bidding all the respondents.

Upon hearing from the Police lawyer, Chief Magistrate Komolafe (Mrs.) while releasing Small Doctor and other  respondents to two sureties with N5 million bond each, made an order binding them for a period of one years, not to engage, recruit, instigate or incite any member of the Shogunle community and Lagos State by extension, to cause breach of public peace or disturb peace within or outside the community and Lagos State.

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