May 6, 2021

47-year-old man appears in Ikeja Magistrate Court for illegally distributing NIN form

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Ibrahim Issa, a 47-year-old man on Monday appeared in an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for illegally distributing the National Identification Number (NIN) forms to people.

The police charged a man identified as Issa whose address was not mentioned, with illegal distribution of NIN forms to applicants without authority from the National Identity Management Commission.

According to the source, the defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Police Prosecutor, ASP Benson Emuerhi, alleged the defendant conducted himself in a manner likely to cause violence.

The ASP told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Jan. 4 at 9 a. m. in Ijaiye Ojokoro Local Government, Ojokoro, Lagos.

Chief Magistrate J. A. Adegun admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N50, 000 with one surety in like sum.

Court ordered that the surety must be gainfully employed and have evidence of two years’ tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

The magistrate however, adjourned the case until Feb. 8 for mention.

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