Thirty-four protesters arrested by security agents during a clampdown on protesters marking the first anniversary of the #EndSARS protest at the Lekki Toll Gate on Wednesday have been arraigned in court.
This was disclosed in a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos Command, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu. He said the suspects, some of whom were arrested with different weapons, were arraigned in Magistrate’s Court 5, in the Oshodi area of the state.
He said one Shina Edun, of Man O’ War personnel attached to the Lekki Concession Company, was stabbed in the stomach by the hoodlums, adding that the victim was rushed to the hospital for treatment.
Ajisebutu noted that, “Following the criminal act by the hoodlums, the police responded swiftly and dispersed them with minimum force. Consequently, 34 hoodlums were arrested. Two cutlasses, one hammer, a jackknife and assorted criminal charms were recovered from them.
“The arrested suspects have been arraigned in Magistrate Court 5, Oshodi on the same day before Magistrate Israel Adelakun for the offence of conduct likely to cause a breach of the peace.
He explained further, “At the end of their trial, two of the accused persons pleaded guilty and were fined the sum of N10, 000 each. 30 others pleaded not guilty and were granted bail with one surety and N20,000 in like sum.
“One of them was discharged and acquitted, while one other named Chukwu Chika, 24, who was arrested with a sharp cutlass and assorted charms confessed that he deliberately came to cause violence and mayhem.
“The court ordered the police to carry out a thorough investigation on his case and charge him to court appropriately.”
Ajisebutu therefore apologized to any media person whose right was inadvertently infringed upon while the security personnel were preventing a breakdown of law and order.
“The CP assures members of the public that, in line with the policy of the Inspector-General of Police, Alkali Usman, of making the police accountable to members of the public, uphold the tenets and principles of fundamental human rights, and professional in carrying out their statutory duties, training and retraining of the officers and men shall continue to be intensified.”
Four Students celebrating WAEC Result drown at Lagos beach
German Film director, Wolfgang Petersen, dies at age 81
I will smash Usyk – Joshua
Reps Committee orders NPA to resolve $753m, N1.61bn debts
Tinubu visits Obasanjo in Abeokuta
Breaking: William Ruto wins Kenya Presidential Election
2023: Police Warns Presidential Aspirants, Others to Caution Supporters
REDDINGTON HOSPITAL LAUNCHES BODYCARE PLASTIC SURGERY CLINIC
Cooking gas price hits 105% in one-year
Ebonyi records monkeypox case, Osun begins sensitisation
Join our Facebook Fan page
Entertainment3 months ago
Sabinus slams N1bn suit on beverage firm over unauthorised trademark use
Business3 months ago
Bitcoin falls below $30,000, lowest since July 2021
Entertainment3 months ago
Nigerian Idol Season 7 Winner, Progress Chukwuyem, Visits Reality Show Sponsor, Rite Foods’ Bigi Brand
News3 months ago
Prepare For Worst Fuel Scarcity, Petrol Marketers alert Nigerians