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Osun police arraign 22 students for ‘violent behaviour’

By Lateef Dada




Osun state Police Command yesterday arraigned 22 students of Osogbo Grammar School for alleged conspiracy and terrorism acts

The accused students are: Lawrence Samuel (22), Amao Ayoyinka (33), Lucky Jeremiah, (16), Segun Agboola (17), Sodiq Adeyemo (17), Jamad Adegbenle (17), Gafar Oyeleke (14), Ayomide Fatunmibi (15), Pelumi Oyetunde (15), Ahmed Gbadebo (17), Pelumi Owoyemi (17), Musbau Olabode (16), Ridwan Oladapo (15), Others are: Seye Dawodu (15), Toheeb Adeyemo (15), Esther Adeleye (14), Mutiu Ajadi (16), Taiwo Oluwatobiloba (16), Abass Lukman (17), Ridwan Oladimeji (22), Samad Mudashiru (19) and Sunday Fowowe (17)

The accused were arraigned on a seven-count charge of conspiracy, violence, and unlawful possession, among others

The students were alleged to have sought the services of thugs, to brutalize their teachers

Police Prosecutor, Mr Joshua Oladoye, told the court that the accused persons committed the alleged crime on the 17th and 18th of October 2017 at about 9:30am at Osogbo Grammar School

He alleged that the accused conspired to cause mayhem and inflicted injuries on members of staff and students of the school

Oladoye added that the accused also went armed into the school premises and intimidated the members of staff and students

According to the charge sheet, the off ences committed by the accused contravened the provision of sections 516, 80, 430, 355, 390(9), 249 of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Volume II, Laws of Osun State of Nigeria, 2003

Meanwhile, the accused persons pleaded not guilty to all the charges preferred against them

Th eir Counsels, Chief AO Olodo and Mr Jimoh Akintayo, urged the court to consider the age of the students and grant them bail in a liberal term

Magistrate Adenike Olowolagba, however, granted the accused bail in the sum of N200, 000 with two sureties and adjourned the case till December 6, for hearing



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