6 men in court accused of setting police station ablaze

Six men on Friday appeared before an Ikeja Chief Magistrate’s Court of stealing and setting a police station ablaze.

The ,  Tunde Abiodun, 32, Sodique Tiamiyu,22, Seun Olatokun, 27, Akeem Apena, 52, Olawunmi Lateef, 28 and Isah Lukeman, 24 all of no fixed , are standing trial on a three-count charge of conspiracy, arson and stealing.

They, however, pleaded not guilty.

The Prosecutor, ASP Benson Emuerhi, told the court the defendants committed the alleged offences on Oct. 21 at 5.30 p.m. at the Pen Cinema Police Station in the Agege area of Lagos.

He said the and some others, still at large, set alight the police station during the EndSARS protests.

“The defendants stole chairs, tables, four television sets, five laptops, five motorcycles, property of the Nigeria Police Force,’’ he said.

Emuerhi did not put a value to the stolen items.

He told the court the alleged offences contravened Sections 287(10), 341(a)and 411 of the Criminal of Lagos State, 2015.

The Magistrate, Chief J.A Ajegun, admitted each of the accused to a 200,000 bail, with two sureties in like sum.

He adjourned the till Dec. 2 mention. (NAN)