8th May, 2017
The police on Monday, dragged six teenagers to an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for rioting and disturbing the peace of residents of Idioro, Mushin area of Lagos State.
The accused, who are also residents of the same area, are facing charges of conspiracy, rioting and unlawfully assembly.
According to the Police Prosecutor, Sergeant Emmanuel Ajayi, the accused committed the offences on April 29 at Idioro, Mushin Lagos.
He said that the accused unlawfully assembled at 2 a.m. and acted in a disorderly manner by disturbing the peace of the area to the extent of causing panic to the residents.
“The accused conspired at an ungodly hour to riot and disturb the peace of residents.
“They were arrested in connection with the Mushin mayhem,” he said.
Ajayi said that the offences contravened Sections 44, 45, and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
Section 45 prescribes three years imprisonment as penalty for rioting.
All the accused pleaded innocence of the offences and the court granted them bail in the sum of N20,000 with one surety each in like sum.
The Magistrate, Mrs F. A. Azeez, said that each surety must be a blood relative of the accused.
The case was adjourned till June 7 for mention.