Rioters crash vehicle into mosque during prayer

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Three men accused of leading a riot on Lagos Island, have been accused of deliberately crashing a vehicle into a mosque while prayer was on.

The Police accused them of damaging the mosque wall and disturbing the faithful praying inside.

The trio, Micheal Obi, Ahmed Ogunfowoke and Tijani Yakubu, whose addresses were not given, were on Thursday arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrate’s Court for allegedly forming an unauthorised group and causing the said riot on March 15, at about 7:00 p.m. on Lagos Island.

 

According to the Police, they were also accused of moving around with harmful weapons and threatening the community, and also disrespecting a police Corporal, Obi Chinedu.

The defendants were also charged with the burning a motorcycle worth N120, 000, and also burning a used wagon car, which they allegedly used to hit the wall of a mosque, thereby, damaging it.

The defendants pleaded not guilty to all the charges.

The Magistrate, Mrs Aje Afunwa, granted the defendants N200,000 bail and adjourned the case till June 2016.

 

Tribune

 

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