Two men in court for allegedly assaulting OPC leader
Two men who allegedly assaulted Chief Samuel Erejuwa, the leader of Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) in Makoko, Lagos, were on Wednesday arraigned in an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos State.
The accused- Matthew Duweigha, 20, and Segun Adewale, 26, were docked on a three-count charge bordering on conspiracy, assault and breach of peace.
The accused persons, however, denied committing the offences levelled against them.
The prosecutor, ASP Eranus Nnamonu, had alleged that the two accused persons committed the offences with others still at large.
He said that they committed the offences on May 12, at the complainant’s house at No. 7, Erejuwa St., Majoko, Yaba.
He said that the accused, in company of several other accomplices, laid siege on Erejuwa and Apolo streets in Makoko between May 12 and May 15.
He said that the accused persons broke into the residence of the OPC leader, attacked him and vandalised his vehicles.
“The men were armed with guns and machetes and they inflicted the chief with a deep cut on his left shoulder which caused him grievous pain.
“The accused and their gang vandalised and looted other people’s homes and shops, thereby breaching the peace of Erejuwa and Apolo streets,’’ Nnamonu said.
The prosecutor said the offences contravened Sections 171, 348 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2011.
In her ruling, Magistrate Abimbola Komolafe granted the accused bail in the sum of N100, 000 each, with two sureties each in like sum and adjourned the case till July 15 for trial.
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