7 truck drivers, hairdresser in court for breach of peace in Apapa


Seven truck drivers and a hairdresser were on Tuesday arraigned before an Apapa Magistrates’ Court for allegedly causing a breach of peace at Sandfield area, Tin Can Island Port, Apapa.

The prosecutor, Sergeant Ephraim Mbaatinga told the court that the accused namely Ajani Fatimah, 28, Sunday Olakunle, 26, Ahmed Azeez, 22, Sunday Eyinola, 25, Amao Ojo, 23, Ibrahim Yahaya, 41, Israel Cyril, 23, and Sunday Idowu, 25 committed the offence on November 4, 2017.

He said they conducted themselves in a manner likely to cause a breach of peace.

Mbaatinga said the accused willfully damaged some items including cooked rice, meat, fish, eggs, soft drinks, umbrella, cover of terminal batteries charger and the sum of N15,000 cash.

The prosecutor added that the properties of the following persons worth N100,000 were damaged by the accused: Tiamiyu Sulaimon of no. 23, Egbado Street, Ajegunle, Moji Ogunleye of no. 24, Oke-Olu Street, Lawanson, Taiwo Amoke of no. 15b Abunru Street, Olodi Apapa and Modina Nelson of no. 25 Ebenezer Street, Coconut, Apapa.

According to the prosecutor, the offences contravened Sections 409, 348 and 166(d) of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2011.

However, all the accused pleaded not guilty to the three-count charge against them.

In her ruling, Magistrate A. O Adegite granted all the accused bail in the sum of N50,000 with two responsible sureties.

She adjourned the case till November 27, 2017 for mention.