Seven Teenagers Face Trial At Osogbo Magistrate Court

By Bamidele Moses

Seven teenagers, who were remanded in prison over violent riot and vandalism of public property on February 9, 2016, have been arraigned before an Osogbo Magistrate Court.

The pupils mostly students of some public secondary schools in Ile-Ife were said to have embarked on violent protest resulting in the destruction of public property and vandalisation of some vehicles parked at the premises of Osun State Broadcasting Corporation (OSBC), Orisun FM Station.

The students are Ayodele Michael, Adeleke Sodiq, Adisa Sefiu, Adebisi Jamiu, Olatunji Segun, Ayoh Festus, and Chima Aanuoluwapo.

Inspector Elisha Olusegun, police prosecutor, had told the court that the students committed the crime with some others now at large.

He said the accused persons committed offence contrary to and punishable under Section 516 of the criminal code Cap 34, vol II, Laws of Osun State Nigeria, 2003.

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According to him, seven vehicles were destroyed whose values had not been confirmed.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the nine-count charge read against them.

Dauda Oyewale, counsel to the accused, pleaded that the court grants bail to the teenagers.

Olusola Aluko, the court’s magistrate, then granted them bails on a condition of N200, 000 and two sureties in like sum with at least one of the sureties being a biological parent of the applicants.