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2 Brothers Arraigned For Assaulting Bus Driver

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Two brothers, have been arraigned today, Monday, before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly attacking a motorist.

The accused, Gabriel Sanya, 28, and Michael Sanya, 30, reside at Iju-Ishaga in Agege, near Lagos,

The suspects are facing a two-count charge of assault and conspiracy.

The Prosecutor, Sgt. Samuel Ishola, informed the court that the accused committed the offences on January 8 at Iju Bus Stop in Agege.

The prosecutor explained that the accused assaulted one Sunday Akanni, a driver, working with LagBus over a disagreement bordering on collecting balance of transport fare.

Ishola said: “Akanni sustained an eye injury, following a head-butt as well as several punches from the brothers during an argument.”

The brothers, pleaded not guilty to the charges, offences of which contravened Section 172 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The Magistrate, Mrs A.R. Onilogbo, granted them bail in the sum of N50, 000 with two sureties in like sum, adding that the sureties must be gainfully employed andshow evidence of a two-year tax payment to the Lagos State Government as part of the bail conditions.

Onilogbo adjourned the case until February 17 for mention.


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