Court Sends 24-yr-old Accused To Psychiatric Home

A 24-year-old accused was yesterday ordered to be taken to a psychiatric hospital for evaluation by a Tinubu magistrate’s court in Lagos.

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Auwal had been arrested on April 10 at 3:00pm with army uniform and counterfeit dollars at Osapa Bus Stop.

The magistrate, Mrs Tokunbo Omoyele, gave the order after Auwal, who was on trial on April 11 pleaded guilty to a two count charge of possession of army uniform and counterfeit dollars.

The magistrate’s decision was as a result of the accused imbalanced behavior .

The prosecutor, Daniel Ighodalo, told the court that 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.

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

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