The Nigeria Police on Tuesday morning arraigned six persons, including a lawyer who were arrested during Monday’s RevolutionNow protests before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos .
The five persons, Ehis Omoshomio, 35; Gabriel Ojumah, 51; Juwon Sanyaolu, 22; Stanley Anobi, 28; Elias Ozikpu, 30 and Kenechukwu Ukachukwu, 25 were charged with two counts of unlawful assembly and conduct likely to cause a breach of public peace. They all pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against them by the Police.
Counsel for the State Criminal Intelligence and Information Department, Panti, Mr. Ibijoke Akinpelu and the resident prosecutor, Inspector Kehinde Omisakin said the defendants committed the offence on August 5 at 10 am at the National Stadium in Surulere, Lagos.
Akinpelu alleged that the six defendants assembled at the Stadium to protest. He said their gathering was unlawful and caused fear among the public and therefore was an offence which he said contravened the provisions of Sections 44 and 168 (d) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
In his ruling, the Chief Magistrate, A. O. Komolafe admitted Ojumah, a lawyer to bail based on self-recognition while the other five defendants were admitted to bail in the sum of N100, 000 each, with two sureties each in like sum.
Komolafe thereafter adjourned the case until September 26 for mention.