The defendants include: Emmanuel Pelumi, 21; Adesanya Abayomi, 52; Adekola Hakeem, 32; Akinpelu Ismaila, 40; Alimi Alaba, 25; Gbadamosi Jelili, 32; Oladoja Ridwan, 26; Idowu Muritala, 47 and Adewole Toyin, 45.
Others are: Akinade Segun, 45; Bello Quadri, 28; Salaudeen Akeem; 31, Ahmed Riliwan, 29; Olalere Taye, 40; Ojo Lateef, 32; Gamiyu Isiaka, 35 and Bello Sikiru, 45.
Idowu, then adjourned the case until May 26 for mention.
Amos said that the defendants broke into the shops of Mrs Folasade Idowu and Mrs Saidat Monsuru, the complainants.
The prosecutor said that the defendants set the two shops ablaze after they had looted them, and gave worth of the shops as N500, 000 and N600, 000 respectively.
Adewale said the offences contravened Sections 383, 390(9), 413, 516 and 443 of the Criminal Law of Oyo State. (NAN)