80 Ibeju-Lekki youths accused by the police of assaulting policemen and destroying property valued at N570,000 at two police stations, were on Thursday brought before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.
Some of the defendants are: Segun Adeyemi, 29; Christian Duru, 23; Afeez Ayodele, 25 and Bakare Yusuf, 20; Kazeem Rama, 25; Moses Awolowo 26; Yusuf Mohammed, 30; and Jamiu Osiberu, 37.
They were arraigned on an 11-count charge of unlawful damage of property, assault occasioning grievous bodily harm and conduct likely to cause breach of peace.
Prosecution counsel Mrs Yetunde Cardoso alleged that the defendants committed the offences in April 2020 at Akodo and Orimede areas of Ibeju Lekki, Lagos.
Cardoso, a Deputy Superintendent (DSP) said the defendants invaded Akodo and Orimede Police Stations, damaged property valued at N570,000 “and injured five police officers on lawful duty at the two stations with dangerous weapons for unjustifiable reasons.”
Cardoso identified the injured officers, as Corporal Seyi Ayandosu, Inspector Ayodele Oguntola, Inspector Johnson Kolawale, Inspector Ejeje Egbala and Inspector Abideen Akintoye.
“All the injured police officers are receiving treatment at a hospital in Lagos,” she added.
The court heard that the offences offended sections 411, 412, 45, 35 (a) (1) 174 and 166(d) of the Criminal law of Lagos State, 2015.
Each defendant pleaded not guilty.
Magistrate Doja Ojo granted them N50,000 bail each with two sureties each in the like sum.
Ojo adjourned till June 8, for mention. She remanded them in police custody till they perfected their bail conditions.