Three jailed for stoning policemen in Lagos

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AN Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Tuesday sentenced three men– Lucky Daniel, 31, Edward Destiny, 19, and Aliu Abdullahi, 42, to one month imprisonment each for stoning policemen.

Magistrate Mrs O. O. Fagbohun pronounced the verdict after the defendants pleaded guilty to the three -count charge of conspiracy, threatening violence and breach of peace.

Fagbohun sentenced the defendants to one month imprisonment on each of the counts but ordered that the sentences run concurrently.

She also gave them an option of N2,000 fine each or five hours of community service.

The prosecutor Emmanuel Ajayi  told the court, “The defendants, who were protesting against motorcycle and tricycle ban were destroying residents’ property,” and that they stoned policemen who came to quell the protest.