20th September, 2011
The seven disabled arrested for attacking officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA, have been arraigned before the Igbosere Magistratesâ€™ Court, Lagos Island on a six-count charge of felony, to wit, conspiracy, conduct likely to cause breach of the peace and assault occasioning harm.
The police alleged in charge sheet No. K/35/2011 that the accused, Samson Isamah, 29, Jude Nwaize, 34, Oseni Lookman, 40, Ibrahim Amadu, 19, Musiliu Macaulay, 45, Anota Badmus, 32 and Adeniran Tayo, 42 on 15 September attacked and damaged the office of LASTMA at Olowu.
They were also accused of injuring a LASTMA officer, Akintunde Wasiu in the face while performing his lawful duties.
The third charge alleged that they assembled themselves and inflicted injuries on LASTMA officials and resisted the administration of the law.
The offences, according to the prosecutor are punishable under Sections 516, 355, 451, 356, (31), 249 (d) and 62 (e),(f),(g) of the Criminal Code, Cap.17, Vol.11, Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2003.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges and the presiding magistrate, Mr. B.A. Sonuga who stood in for Mrs. O.O. Martins granted them bail in the sum of N100,000 each with two sureties each in like sum.
He adjourned the matter till 7 November, 2011 for mentioning.
The accused were, however, moved to the Ikoyi Prisons when they could not perfect the conditions attached to their bail.