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Police arraign six for allegedly assaulting Lizzy Anjorin in Lagos market

No fewer than six traders have been arraigned for allegedly assaulting and blackmailing popular actress, Lizzy Anjorin-Lawal.

They were arraigned before the Chief Magistrate Court in Lagos Island Local Government.

Those arraigned before Magistrate A. A. Paul include Qudus Jokogbola; Suru Olawale; Edu Shakirat; Fausat Mohammed; Kafayat Ahmed and Opere Simiat Morenike.

The this Newspaper learnt two other suspects were at large.

The six defendants and the two others at large, according to the police on Thursday, committed the alleged offences around 1.30p.m on Monday inside Oba Akintoye Market, Lagos Island.

The prosecutor, Sola Samuel informed the court that all the six individuals and two others said to be at large, conspired among themselves and forcefully pushed and dragged Anjorin, the action that caused her grievous bodily harm.

The prosecutor also told the court that the defendant’s actions caused a breach of public peace.

He told the court that the offences committed by the defendants contravene sections 411 and 413; 168(d) and 170(b) of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria 2015. And punishable under the same Act.

All the defendants denied the allegations and pleaded not guilty to the charges leveled against them.

Following their stance on the allegations, their lawyer, Ade Oshodi, who led the other six lawyers, informed the court that his clients were traders, urging that they be granted bail in the most liberal terms.

The Magistrate, Paul, in his ruling, admitted each of the defendants to bail in the sum of N200 000 with one surety in like sum

The magistrate also ordered the sureties be residents of Lagos State with evidence of tax payment to the Lagos State government, among others.

The court ordered that all the defendants be remanded in the custody of the Nigerian Correctional Services (NCoS) till when they will meet the bail terms and adjourned the case to March 11 for mention.

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