The police on Tuesday arraigned seven persons before an area court in Lugbe, Abuja, for allegedly constituting public nuisance.
The defendants: Ibrahim Abdullahi (20), Gadafi Usman (23), Abubakar Adamu (19), Habibu Idris (20), Useni Abdullahi (18), Abubakara Ibrahim (18) and Anas Adamu (32), all with no fixed address, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The prosecutor, Mr Stanley Nwaforaku, told the court that a team of policemen, led by Bulama Dogu, attached to the Lugbe Police Station, raided a black spot and arrested the defendants and recovered illicit drugs and knives from them.
He added that during police investigation they could not give satisfactory reasons for the items found on them.
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The Judge, Malam Aliyu Kagarko, granted the defendants bail in the sum of N200,000 each with one surety in like sum each and adjourned the case to October 13. (NAN)