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AEDC Drags 7 Persons To Court For Assaulting Staff In Lokoja

Seven accused persons, on Tuesday, appeared before a Magistrate court in Lokoja for allegedly assaulting a staff of the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC).

AEDC charged the accused perons with criminal conspiracy, trespass, mischief and causing grievous hurt.

The prosecuting counsel, Mr. G. O. Olowu, told the court that the defendants stormed the Lokoja Area Office of the AEDC on June 9 and attacked Mr Olanrewaju John-Femi over allegations that he stole their electrical cable.

He added that the AEDC staff sustained grievous head injuries during the attack.

Olowu also said that the defendants destroyed John-Fem’s cell phones, one office desktop computer, 2 plastic chairs and some customers’ bills.

The offence, he said, is punishable under the provisions of sections 97, 348, 327 and 245 of the Penal Code.

The accused persons, Abiodun Ariya, Joseph Damilola-Ibitoye, Adeoye Femi, Abdulrazak Sadiq, Ibrahim Toba, Mary David and Hassan Lawal, pleaded non guilty.

The Chief Magistrate, A.M. Mopa, admitted the seven accused to bail in the sum of N100,000 each with one surety each in like sum and adjourned the case until July 12 for further mention.

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