Brothers Arraigned for Allegedly Assaulting LASTMA official

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Two brothers, Ochuko Abuwa, 38, and Oniyemofe, Abuwa, 30, were on Monday docked at a Surulere Chief Magistrates Court in Lagos, charged with assaulting a LASTMA official.

The defendants, who are of no fixed addresses, were charged with conspiracy, assault, damage to property and breach of public peace.

The Police Prosecutor, Insp. Christopher Okoliko, told the court that the defendants committed the offences on Jan. 27 at Ogunlana Drive, Surulere, Lagos.

Okoliko said the offences contravened Sections 168, 172, 350 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The brothers, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The Magistrate, Mrs Bola Folarin-Williams, granted the brothers bail in the sum of N100, 000 each with two sureties each in like sum.

Folarin-Williams said the sureties should be gainfully employed and show evidence of their tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

The case was adjourned until Feb. 25 for mention.

 Bayo Sekoni/Tajudeen Atitebi

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