4 men docked for allegedly causing public disturbance

The defendants and 16 other men now at large were found at Apo Roundabout, Abuja using sticks, cutlasses and iron in beating one another.

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The men are Samuel Ezeala, 25, Ibrahim Umar, 22, Ibrahim Shilu 23 and Zadine Yahaya, 24.

They were arraigned on charges of joint-act and inciting disturbances at a public peace.‎

‎The Prosecutor, Fedelix Ogubwe, told court that one Abubakar Umar of the Chief’s Palace in Garki, Abuja reported the matter at the Garki Police Station on May 29.

Ogubwe said the defendants and 16 other men now at large were found at Apo Roundabout, Abuja using sticks, cutlasses and iron in beating one another.

He said that the action caused a breach of public peace, adding that the offence contravened Sections 97 and 114 of the Penal Code.

The accused men, however, pleaded guilty but Umar pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The Judge, Alhaji Umar Kagarko, granted the defendants bail in the sum of N20, 000 each with one surety each in like sum.

He adjourned hearing on the matter and reserved sentencing and conviction of Ezeala, Shilu and Yahaya until June 2.

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