2 Urchins Docked Over Public Fighting


Two urchins, Toheeb
Abdullahi and Chibike Agonye, on Thursday appeared before an Ikorodu Magistrates’ Court IV in Lagos State over alleged public fighting in a ram market and causing injury with broken bottles.
Abdullahi, 28, and Agonye, 22, however, said they were not guilty of the three-counts charges levelled against them.
The accused were docked on counts bothering on breach of the public peace by fighting and causing injury.
But the prosecutor, Cpl. Kemi Adeniran , said that the accused committed the offences at 12.30 p.m., at the Adekunle Owode Ram Market, Ikorodu, Lagos.
She told the court that the accused committed the offences with others now at large.
“They conspired amongst themselves to cause a breach of the peace at the market by fighting and causing commotion.
“These two and others now at large, used broken bottles to fight themselves and in the process, stabbed one Philip Michael on his back and left hand.
“Michael sustained grievous bodily harm and is receiving treatment as we speak,’’ she said.
The prosecutor also said that the accused, at 1.10 p.m., started to throw empty bottles at a police patrol team attached to the Owode Onirin Police Station.
“Their conduct was unruly and it is an attack to harm the police officers on that team and also to evade arrest,’’ Adeniran said.
The prosecutor said the accused contravened Sections 56, 171 and 166(1) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2011.
The magistrate granted the accused bail in the sum of N50, 000 each, with two responsible sureties each.
“The sureties must be gainfully employed and their tax payments should be verified by the court’s officers,’’ she said.
The Magistrate then adjourned the case to March 31, for mention.