Lagos court arraigns five job seekers for stabbing victims with broken bottle

The men, who are facing a four-count charge bordering on conspiracy, assault and breach of the peace, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against each one of them.
Lagos court arraigns five job seekers for stabbing victims with broken bottle
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Five unemployed men were on Thursday arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court charged with breach of peace and stabbing of two persons with a broken bottle.

The defendants, whose addresses were not provided, are Enoch Emmanuel, Seyi Lawal, Seun Olatoyinbo, Ramon Lawal and Emmanuel Enijor.

The men, who are facing a four-count charge bordering on conspiracy, assault and breach of the peace, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against each one of them.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Christopher John, told the court that the defendants conspired and conducted themselves in a manner likely to cause a breach of peace by harassing and intimidating residents of Olorunsogo/ Ifelodun Ifesowapo area.

John said that the defendants committed the offences with others still at large on September 26, at 11.45 a.m. on Fadeyemi Street, Aboru in Lagos.

He said that the defendants stabbed Samuel Daniel and Sunday Ojochcogwu with a broken bottle.

“The defendants injured the right eye and head of the complainants with the broken bottle,’’ he said.

The prosecutor said that the defendants while armed with dangerous weapons such as cutlass, knife, broken bottles and planks harassed and intimidated the residents, of the area.

He said the alleged offences violate Sections 168(d), 173, 245 and 411 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.

The Magistrate, Mrs K.A. Ariyo, granted the defendants N200, 000 bail with two sureties in like sum.

Ariyo directed that the sureties must be gainfully employed and have evidence of two years’ tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

The magistrate adjourned the case until Dec.20 for mention. (NAN)

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