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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Three arraigned for setting jeep on fire in Abeokuta

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Three men were arraigned on Tuesday in Abeokuta Magistrates’ Court, Ogun State for allegedly setting a jeep and motorcycle on fire.
The suspects were identified as Owolabi Usman, 19; Atapako Hameed, 30; and Adekunle Segun; 48.
A three-count charge of conspiracy, causing breach of peace and unlawfully setting fire on a jeep was preferred against them.
The prosecutor, Insp Sunday Eigbegiale, told the court that the accused committed the offence on Feb. 1, 2017 at about 2.p.m at Alatise Street, Ikereku, Ogun.
Eigbegiale said the accused set fire on the jeep valued at N6 million and belonging to one Abiodun Ayinde while the owner of the motorcycle is yet to be known.
He said: “The driver of the jeep had hit a motorcycle when the trio who were passing by at the time of the incident took laws into their hands and set the vehicle on fire with others still at large.”
The prosecutor said the offences contravened Sections 443(A), 516 and 411 of the Criminal Code Laws of Ogun, 2006.
The trio, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges against them.
Chief Magistrate Oriyomi Sofowora granted the accused bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum.

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