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American returnee remanded over snapshots of bribe-taking policewoman

Samson Folarin

An American returnee, Chima Ordu, has been remanded in prison after he was caught taking pictures of a policewoman allegedly extorting money from motorists in the Isolo area of Lagos State.

Ordu was reported to be in a tricycle when he took snapshots of the policewoman at the Oludegun Junction, Isolo, last Wednesday.

He was, however, caught and apprehended by some colleagues of the policewoman, who damaged the phone with which he took the shots.

He was said to have been arraigned before an Isolo Magistrate’s Court on one count of illegal taking of pictures of a law enforcement officer .

The 40-year-old pleaded not guilty to the charge and elected summary trial.

The Magistrate, Mrs. J.O.E. Adeyemi, granted him bail in the sum of N20,000 with one surety in like sum.

He was reported to have been remanded in custody when he could not meet the bail conditions.

The case was adjourned till May 3, 2017.

PUNCH Metro learnt that Ordu was asked to apologise for his action so the police could withdraw the case, but he maintained his ground, saying he didn’t do anything wrong.

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