A Justice of the Peace Court docket of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), has denied to grant to bail to Obiajulu Uja, a passenger debarked and handed over to the Police for making magnificent speak about Bola Tinubu, the President-elect, onboard on an Ibom Air Abuja-Lagos dash flight penultimate Friday..
Uja, having filed a bail application by design of his counsel, Mohammed Abdulazeez Ismail, sitting at Zuba, Abuja, held that the applying changed into premature.
Essentially basically based entirely on him, the reveals connected to the applying did no longer indicate that Uja changed into unfit to face trial nonetheless rather acknowledged he changed into of unsound mind. He held that while the constitution ensures each particular person’s liberty, a court docket can deprive a particular person their liberty in step with health grounds.
The Justice of the Peace held that Uja can’t be granted bail citing the provisions of Share 35(1)(e) of the 1999 Structure of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) and Share 278 of the Administration of Felony Justice Act (ACJA), 2015.
He held that the reveals connected to Uja’s bail application raised the topic of his medical capacity shimmering entirely successfully that the place the psychological capacity of a defendant is an topic, the court docket has the duty to set up the medical topic of such a defendant
He ordered that Uja be held on the Kuje Correctional centre of Nigerian Correctional Provider having became down the bail application.
He then adjourned the topic to April 20 for myth and or listening to after ordering the pinnacle of the centre to take the defendant to a authorities health center to set up Uja’s psychological capacity.
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