6 men in court accused of setting police station ablaze

6 men in court accused of setting police station ablaze

Six men were on Friday arraigned at an Ikeja Chief Magistrate’s Court, accused of stealing and setting a police station ablaze.


The accused, Tunde Abiodun, 32, Sodique Tiamiyu,22, Seun Olatokun, 27, Akeem Apena, 52, Olawunmi Lateef, 28, and Isah Lukeman, 24; all with no fixed address, are standing trial on a three-count charge of conspiracy, arson and stealing.


They, however, pleaded not guilty.


The Police Prosecutor, ASP Benson Emuerhi, told the court that the defendants committed the offences on Oct. 21 at 5.30 p.m. at the Pen Cinema Police Station in the Agege area of Lagos.


He said that the accused and some others, still at large, set alight the police station during the #EndSARS protests.


“The defendants stole chairs, tables, four television sets, five laptops and five motorcycles; property of the Nigeria Police Force,’’ he said.


Emuerhi did not put a value to the allegedly stolen items.


The prosecutor told the court that the alleged offences contravened Sections 287(10), 341(a)and 411 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.


The Magistrate, Chief J.A Ajegun, admitted each of the accused to a N200,000 bail, with two sureties in like sum.


He adjourned the case till Dec. 2 for mention.

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