75- year old man docked over faking of ‘yellow taxi’ trademark

75- year old man docked over faking of ‘yellow taxi’ trademark

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 2:35 pm


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A 75 years old, Babatunde Aremu, was on Tuesday, arraigned by the police before an Igbosere Chief Magistrate’s Court, Lagos, on charges bordering on conspiracy and illegally operating as a Lagos state Taxi Drivers and Cap Operators (Yellow Taxi).

Aremu was accused of committing the offence with one other person, who is said to be at large.

The police in charge number M/21/2018, alleged that the defendant and others now at large, between 2014 and 2018, committed themselves in a conduct likely to breach public peace, by illegally and unlawfully use Lagos State Taxi Drivers and Cab Operators (Yellow Taxi).

The defendant and other said to be at large, were also accused of conspiring to commit felony.

The offences according to the prosecutor, Sergeant Reuben Solomon, are contrary to and punishable under sections 168 (D), 380(1) and 411 of the Criminal laws of Lagos state of Nigeria, 2015.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Following his plea, the presiding magistrate, A. M. Davis, admitted him to bail in the sum of N100, 000, with two sureties in the same sum.

The sureties, according to the magistrate, are to show to court evidence of three years tax payment to Lagos State government, evidence of means of livelihood, and have their residential addresses verified by the prosecutor.

The magistrate while adjourning the matter till March 27, ordered that the defendants be remanded in prison custody, pending the perfection of the bail terms.


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