For been charged with conspiracy and possession of toy guns and other dangerous weapons, An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Thursday admitted three men to a N250,000 bail each.
The suspects, Ololo John, 34; Augustine Emmanuel, 21, and Thank-God Okorie, 23, who live in Poka in Epe, Lagos State, are standing trial on a two-count charge of conspiracy and being in possession of two toy guns and other dangerous weapons.
In her ruling, Mrs Y.O. Aje-Afunwa, The chief magistrate, asked the defendants to provide two sureties each, who must show evidence of payment of three years’ tax to the Lagos State Government (LASG).
Earlier, Insp. Peter Nwangwu, the prosecutor declared to the that the defendants committed the offences on April 29, at 1.30 p.m. at Admiralty Road, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.
The prosecutor said that the police patrol team had stopped a Toyota Corolla Saloon car with registration number AKD 258 AP belonging to the accused.
He said, “The trio were apprehended by men of the Nigerian Police from Maroko Division during a stop-and-search.
“They could not give a satisfactory explanation on the ownership of the toy guns in possession.’’
He said that the offences contravened Sections 51 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015. he added further that the accused conspired with other persons who are still at large to commit the offence.
The accused, however, entered a not ‘guilty plea’ and their lawyer applied for bail on liberal terms.