Three men were arraigned on Tuesday in an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court, Lagos for allegedly damaging the windscreen of a police patrol vehicle.
The defendants – Alex Olotu (39), Joseph Owuna (25), and Azeez Salawu (28)- are facing a four-count charge bordering on conspiracy, assault and destruction.
They were alleged to have committed the crime in contravention of sections 409, 166, 172 and 348 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The defendants pleaded not guilty to the charges and an application was made for their bail In a ruling, the Magistrate, Mr. A. J. Adegun, granted bail to the defendants in the sum of N50,000 each with one surety each in like sum. He adjourned the case till April 18, for trial.
Earlier, the prosecutor, Sgt. Raphael Donny, told the court that the defendants on March 27, conspired and damaged the patrol van with registration number KRD 564 AC.
He said the alleged crime committed at Abimbola St., Morikas Agege, the defendants threw bricks and broke the windscreen of the van valued at N150,000. Donny said that the defendants also pelted a police superintendent, Isiyaku Daura, who challenged them.