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In Osun 3 remanded over alleged breach of public peace

They accused were charged with breach of public peace, but they pleaded not guilty.

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An Osogbo Chief Magistrates’ Court on Thursday remanded three men, who allegedly engaged in a fight and extorted money from students.

Magistrate Fatima Sodamade remanded Abiodun Olorunfemi, 23, Olanike Akinwande, 30, and Olawale Akande, 31 at the Ilesha Prisons custody.

They accused were charged with breach of public peace, but they pleaded not guilty to the six-count charge of conspiracy, breach of peace, assault, possession of dangerous weapons and malicious damage and affray.

The prosecutor, Insp. Abiodun Fagboyinbo, had told the court that the accused committed the offences on Feb. 22 at 2:30p.m. at the Technical School Osogbo.

Fagboyinbo said that Akinwande and Akande, who members of the Nigerian Peace Corps, Osun, engaged Olorunfemi in a fight that made people to panic.

He added that Olorunfemi and some others now at large also confronted other Peace Corps members.

The prosecutor submitted that Akinwande and Akande had extorted money from students of the Osogbo Technical School.

According to the prosecutor the accused destroyed the school’s fence, windscreens and side mirrors of two vehicles during the fight.

He said that some students sustained injuries as a result of the fight and are in critical conditions in hospitals.

He said that the offence contravened Sections 516, 355, 451, 408, 249(d) and 355 of the Criminal Code of Osun, 2003.

The magistrate did not grant an oral bail application made by counsel to the accused.

She ordered that the counsel should make a formal bail application on the next adjourned date.

The case was adjourned till April.10 for mentioned.

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