Evil forest: 14 arraigned over protest, vandalism
The Police have dragged 14 persons before an Ibadan Chief Magistrates'
Court, Iyaganku, on Tuesday for alleged demonstration, malicious damage
and destroying innocent people's property.
The accused were allegedly demonstrating over Soka's kidnappers' den.
The accused -Taye Lamidi,18; Samson Opeyemi, 22; Uchenna Anthony ,20;
Sunday Ebedi, 19; Sakiru Ogunjobi, 19; Jamiu Oriolowo, 23; Jubril Bakare,
25, and Samuel Kayode, 25- were all in court.
Others are Adeniyi Adetunji, 34; Pinnock Folorunso, 24; Habib Adekola, 22;
Suraju Adeoye, 28; Bayo Okunlola, 26; and Ahmed Yishau.
The accused were arraigned on a three counts of conspiracy, demonstration
and malicious damage.
The Prosecutor, Mr James Oriola, alleged that the accused conspired to
commit misdemeanour with malicious damage.
Oriola said all the accused willfully and maliciously damaged the front
and back wind screens of one Toyota Camry valued at N100,000, property of
one Mrs. Josephine Jolayemi.
He also alleged that all the accused conducted themselves in a manner
likely to cause a breach of the peace by demonstrating and destroying
innocent citizen's property.
Oriola said the offence was committed on March 23 at Soka area, Ibadan.
He said the offence contravened sections 249 (d) , 451 and 517 of the
Criminal Code Cap 38, Vol.II, Laws of Oyo State 2000.
The accused persons pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs. Risikat Ebelokun–Mustapha, granted all the
accused bail in the sum of N20,000 with one surety in like sum.
She, thereafter, adjourned the case until April 23 for hearing.