A 39-year-old man, Ipaa Daniel was arraigned to court on Friday for allegedly recording police officers’ conversation at Karu police Station without authorisation.
The defendant (Ipaa) is facing a three-count charge of criminal intimidation, threat to injure a public servant and obstruction to the discharge of lawful duty.
According to the Tribune, the offence was committed on May 29 at about 11 am at Karu in Abuja when the accused went to the police station to solicit for the bail of his friends who were held for allegedly committing different offences.
While this was going on Ipaa allegedly removed his mobile phone and recorded all the conversations of the police officers with the intent to injure, obstruct and intimidate the police officers.
The prosecutor said that due to the defendant’s action, the officers were obstructed from carrying out their lawful duties.
Daniel, the defendant pleaded not guilty, even though Adeyanju the prosecutor alleged that Ipaa had, during a police investigation admitted committing the offences.
The prosecutor stated that the offences contravened the section 397, 153 and 149 of the penal code.
The judge presiding over this case, Sani Mohammed granted the accused bail in the sum of N100,000 with one surety in like sum, and the surety must be at least a level 15 Civil Servant.
He adjourned the case until July 3, for hearing.