The Police in Lagos State has arraigned a 21-year-old woman, Blessing Udoh, before a Magistrates’ Court sitting in the Yaba area of Lagos State for allegedly misleading the Nigeria Police with false information on a murder case.
Udoh was arraigned on Monday before Magistrate Adeola Olatunbosun on two counts of provision of misleading and false information.
The 21-year-old was alleged to have told policemen at the Satelite Divisional Headquarters and the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti that one Christopher Ibekwe murdered one Moses Chidi by pushing him into the river.
The information was confirmed during the cause of the investigation to be false.
The police prosecutor, Rita Momoh, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on November 3, 2022, in the Agboju area of Lagos State.
Momoh stated that the offence contravened and is punishable under Sections 411 and 95 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.
The charge read in part, “That you, Blessing Udoh, and one other now at large, on November 3, 2022, at the Agboju area of Lagos State, in the Lagos Magisterial District, did deliberately supply information to the Nigeria Police, State CID, Panti and Satellite Division that Christopher Ibekwe had killed one Moses Chidi, by pushing him into the river, an information you know to be false and misleading and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 95 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State 2015.”
Udoh, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The magistrate granted her bail in the sum of N2m with two sureties in like sum.
She adjourned the case till November 10, 2023, for mention.
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