Military camouflage: Court orders farmers to serve 2 weeks community service

An Akure Magistrates’ Court sentenced two farmers, Hassan Augustine, 55, and Felix Balogun, 47, to two weeks community service for unlawful possession of camouflage uniforms of the Nigerian army on Monday.
The Magistrate, Mrs. O. W. Dosumu, ordered that the community service would be served within the new court complex, Oke Eda, Akure, between 8:00 a.m. and 1:00. p.m. every day within the period.
She held that the farmers were convicted following their guilty plea and the prosecution proving its case beyond reasonable doubt against the two farmers.
Earlier, the prosecutor, Insp. Adeboye Adesegun, informed the court that the convicts were caught with the uniforms at Wese Camp, Ipele, in the Ose Local Government Area of Ondo State.
According to him, the convicts could not give satisfactory account of how they came about the uniforms when  they were arrested
The prosecutor, who tendered the convicts’ confessional statements and the army uniforms as exhibits, asked the court to sentence the farmers accordingly.
Adesegun added that the offenses contravened Sections 516 and 428 (a) and (b) of Criminal Code Cap 33, Volume 1, Laws of Ondo State of Nigeria, 2006. (NAN)
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