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Six in court over Mushin mayhem

Six people including two teenage boys, were on Wednesday charged before a Yaba Magistrates’ Court following their involvement in a brawl which broke out in Mushin axis of Lagos.

The accused — John Michael, 20; Yusuf Olatunji, 20; Sulaimon Waheed, 36; Lekan Mudashiru, 19; Anjorin Toheeb, 18; and Sodiq Olawole, 21– allegedly caused mayhem and damaged properties worth N1.2 million in Mushin area of Lagos in March 2017.

They are facing a four-count charge of conspiracy, public terrorism, willful damage and possession of offensive weapons.

Police Prosecutor Roman Unuigbe told the court that the accused and others still at large committed the offences on March 19 at about 8.00 p.m. at Agbekolade Street, Idi-Oro, Mushin.

He said the accused, armed with cutlasses and other offensive weapons, unleashed violence on Agbekolade Street, scaring the residents before they were apprehended by anti-riot policemen who raided the area.

The offences contravened Sections 44 (4), 51, 348 (4) and 409 of Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

In his ruling, the Magistrate, Mr P.A. Ojo, granted the accused bail in the sum of N500, 000 each with two sureties each in like sum.

Ojo said the sureties should show evidence of tax payment to the Lagos State Government as part of the bail conditions.

The case was however adjourned until April 14, 2017, for mention.



Idris Aina

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