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In Lagos 6 in court over Mushin mayhem, N1.2m property damage

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

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Six people including two teenage boys, who allegedly caused a pandemonium and  damaged some property worth N1.2 million in Mushin area of Lagos, were on Wednesday charged before a Yaba Magistrates’ Court.

The accused — John Michael, 20; Yusuf Olatunji, 20; Sulaimon Waheed, 36; Lekan Mudashiru, 19; Anjorin Toheeb, 18; and Sodiq Olawole, 21– all reside in Mushin.

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.

“They willfully damaged some cars and buildings valued at N1.2 million.”

Unuigbe said the accused were arrested 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 adjourned until April 14 for mention.

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