Man, 75, Arraigned Over Passing Off ‘Yellow Taxi’ Trademark



A 75 years old man Babatunde Aremu, today arraigned by the police before an Igbosere Chief Magistrate’s Court, Lagos, on charges bordering on conspiracy and illegally operating as a Lagos State Taxi Drivers and Cap Operators (Yellow Taxi).

The 75 years old, was accused of committing the offence with one other person, who is said to be at large.

The police in charge number M/21/2018, alleged that the defendant and other now at large, have between 2014 and 2018, committed themselves in a conduct likely to breach public peace, by illegally and unlawfully using Lagos State Taxi Drivers and Cab Operators (Yellow Taxi).

The defendant and other said to be at large, were also accused of conspiring to commit felony.

The offences according to the Prosecutor, Sergeant Reuben Solomon, are contrary to and punishable under sections 168 (D), 380(1) and 411 of the Criminal laws of Lagos state of Nigeria, 2015.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Following his plea, the Presiding Magistrate, A. M. Davis, admitted him to bail in the sum of N100, 000, with two sureties in the like sum.

The sureties, according to the magistrate, are to show to court evidence of three years tax payment to Lagos State government, evidence of means of livelihood, and have their residential addresses verified by the prosecutor.

The magistrate while adjourning the matter till March 27 ordered that the defendants be remanded in prison custody, pending the perfection of the bail terms.


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