11 APC members in court for alleged attack on party leaders

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Eleven members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who allegedly attacked the state executive members of the party at Shao on Wednesday, appeared in Chief Magistrate’s Court, Ilorin
Shao town is located in Moro Local Government Area of Kwara.

The accused are:Adebayo Jimoh, Salman Amidu, Mahmud Afolabi, Olaofe Oladeji, Toyin Ayinla, Saka Mustapha, Abdulmumini Katibi, David Adebiyi, Salau Saka, Amori Rasaki and Saheed Suleiman.

The prosecutor, Insp. Zacheaus Folorunsho, told the court that the defendants were attacked the state officials of the APC during a visit to the area with stones and other dangerous weapons.

Folounsho said that the vehicle conveying the party officials was reportedly damaged while Jimoh Saliu, Akanbi Rufiat and Ogunremi Akinjide also sustained various injuries.

He added that the defendants were arraigned on a six-count charge of criminal conspiracy, force, assault, causing grevious hurt, inciting disturbance and mischief.

He said the offences contravened Sections 97, 266, 243, 114 and 327 of the Penal Code Law.

The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges against them but left the issue of bail to the discrection of the court.

Magistrate Ibrahim Dasuki granted the defendants bail in the sum of N200,000 each with one surety each in like sum and adjourned the matter to April 22 for further mention.

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