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Socialite, 21 Others Docked For Causing Public Disorder

Posted: May 7, 2015 at 12:05 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

A Lagos socialite, Suraju Olukayode and twenty-one others alleged to have invaded Igando Orudu, Foli Village in Ibeju Lekki area of Lagos State to cause terror and forcefully took possession of a land belonging to one Agbaje Elesho family, have been arraigned before an Igbosere Chief Magistrate Court.

In a seven-count criminal charge numbered S/10/2015 filed before the court by the police, it was alleged that Suraju Olukayode and others conspired to forcefully take possession of a family land belong to Agbaje and Elesho family without a claim of right from the court.

Other accused persons are Wasiu Owotutu, Balogun Surajudeen, Bashiru Ayotayo, Giwa Ganiyu, Ajani Wasiu, Basiratu Balogun, Badmus Adeola, Habib Olojo, Abdurasaq Olatunji, Jejelayaiye Agunrege, Gbenga Adesanya, Kayode Azeez, Babatunde Oyebanji, Segun Taiwo, Rasheed Okulaja, Jimoh Isiakwu, Tajudeen Adekoya, Hassan Latifu, Muyideen Agunrege, Adeleke Odole, Monsuru Odumada and others still at large.

The prosecuting counsel from Zonal X Squad, Zone II Police Headquarters in Onikan Lagos, Corporal Richard Tinochit alleged that the crime was committed on April 26, 2015 at Igando Orudu, Abule Foli Village area of Ibeju Lekki in Lagos.

The prosecutor alleged further that the accused persons were found in possession of an unregistered single barrel gun.

He added that the accused also stole the sum of N7, 000 from one Waidi Agbaje in the process of demanding property in a manner that caused public disorder.

The offences alleged to have been committed by the accused persons are contrary to and punishable under Sections 51, 52, 53, 328, 285 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2011.

After the charges were read to them, all the accused persons pleaded not guilty, while they were granted them bail in the sum of N100,000 with one surety in like sum.

The case was consequently adjourned till June 10, 2015 for the trial of the accused persons to commence.