2 brothers charged with assaulting cop, damaging N50m fence

Two siblings have been granted bail in the sum of N500, 000 for conspiracy, trespass, breach of peace, malicious damage, and assault.

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The accused– Ayoku, 31, and Bidemi, 37– are facing ‎a five-count charge bordering on conspiracy, trespass, breach of peace, malicious damage, and assault.

The prosecutor, Insp. Steven Molo, told the court that the accused committed the offences with  others still at large between January and February at Akodoi/Tiye in Ibeju-Lekki Local Government Area of Lagos State.

Molo‎ alleged that the accused unlawfully entered a land belonging to three complainants — Patrick Okonkwo, Leonard Nwobi and Frank Anyi — and maliciously damaged a perimeter fence.

He said the accused also ‎assaulted and injured a policeman, Sgt. Njen Ayang, while performing his official duty.

“The accused beat up the policeman, who tried to maintain peace when the accused were destroying the fence.’’

The offences contravened Sections 52, 171, 337, 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011 and Section 2 (3) of the Property Law of Lagos State 2016.

The accused, however, the accused pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Magistrate Patrick Adekomaiya, in his ruling, granted the accused bail in the sum of N500, 000 each with two sureties each in like sum.

He said one of the sureties must be a Grade Level 08 officer in the Lagos State Civil Service and adjourned the case until April 3 for mention.

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