The prosecutor told the court that the offences were committed on May 12 at about 8.00 p.m. at Marwa Bus Stop, Lekki.
A 54-year-old radio journalist, Pius-Junior Opute (a.k.a. OPJ), who was allegedly caught peeing in a drainage on Tuesday appeared before a Tinubu Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.
The accused, who lives at 41, Adeba St., Lakowe, Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos State, is facing a two-count charge of urinating in a drainage and resisting arrest.
The prosecutor, Daniel Ighodalo, told the court that the offences were committed on May 12 at about 8.00 p.m. at Marwa Bus Stop, Lekki.
Mr. Ighodalo, a police sergeant, said OPJ, a staff member of Wazobia 95.1 FM, was caught urinating at Marwa Bus Stop, Lekki.
He said Mr. Opute resisted arrest and obstructed a free flow of traffic around the Lekki Toll Plaza.
Mr. Ighodalo said the offences contravened Sections 117 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011 and Chapter E5, (9e) of the Environmental Sanitation Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The Magistrate, Olaitan Ajayi, granted the accused bail in the sum of N20, 000 with one surety in like sum and adjourned the case to June 18 for further hearing.
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