6 Men Remanded For Cutting Off Woman’s Fingers

6 Men Remanded For Cutting Off Woman’s Fingers

Six men have been arraigned before an Igbosere Chief Magistrate Court, Lagos, on charges bordering on conspiracy,  conduct likely to cause breach of public peace and cutting off fingers of a woman.

The six men arraigned for the above alleged offences before Chief Magistrate T. O. Babalola are: Kazeem Waheed; Sanni Lasiru Adegoroye; Adenipebi Adegoroye; Amunikoro Owolabi; Olayinka Adenipebi; and Hakeem Olamiji Musiliu.

They were arraigned before the court by the men of Force Criminal Investigation Department ForceCID Alagbon-Ikoyi Lagos

Arraigning the defendants, the prosecutor, Barrister Morufu Animashaun, informed the court that the defendants and others now at large, sometimes in 2019, invaded a community, Okunlofa via ise Lekki, Lagos.

The prosecutor told the court that during the invasion of the community, the defendants, inflicted bodily harm on the trio of Mrs. Idowu Okunniyi; Mr. Rasheed Gbenga and Mr. Igbokoyi Ayodele, by cutting off their fingers and cutting them on some parts of the body.

The prosecutor further informed the court that the defendants’ alleged illegal act, caused the inhabitants of the village much apprehension, which resulted in breaching the peace of the village.

He told the court that the offences committed by the defendants contravened Sections Section 411; 246(a) and 168 (1)(d)of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015 and punishable under section 168(2) of the same Laws.

The defendants pleaded not guilty to the charges when it was read to them.

Following their not guilty plea, the prosecutor asked the court for a trial date, and urged the court ro remand them in the National Correctional Services (NCoS) till the determination of the charge against them.

But counsel to the defendants, E. P. Oketi and E. E. Eze, orally applied for their clients bail.

The counsel urged the court to admit to bail in a liberal terms and conditions on the ground that the charges against them were bailable in ones.
Magistrate Babalola after hearing the counsel pleas, admitted each of the defendants to bail in the sum of N250, 000 with one responsible surety each.

The surety according to the magistrate, must present to court evidence of three years tax payment, evidence of NIN enrollment, and that the surety must not be self employed but must be of managerial level.

The magistrate while adjourning the matter till November 7, for trial, ordered that all the defendants be remanded in the NCoS’ custody till perfection of the bail terms.