Three charged for illegal possession of used sanitary pads

Three men, Hamzat Ademola (30), Kayode Kazeem (28) and Obasanmi Sola (30) on Tuesday appeared before an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court over alleged illegal possession of ladies’ sanitary pads.

The defendants, whose addresses were unknown, are facing a count of unlawful possession of ladies’ sanitary pads.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Johnson Okunade, told the court that the defendants committed the offence on January 31 in Ado-Ekiti.

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Okunade alleged that the sanitary pads were found in the possession of the defendants with the intention to use them for ritual.

He said the offence contravened Section 210(f) of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.

The defendants pleaded not guilty.

The prosecutor, however, asked the court for an adjournment to enable him study the case file and assemble his witnesses.

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The Magistrate, Mr. Adesoji Adegboye, granted the defendants bail in the sum of N100,000, with two sureties each in like sum. He then adjourned the case until March 22 for hearing. (NAN)