There was obvious intrigues on Thursday in Osun, as 22 students of Osogbo Grammar School, were arraigned before a Magistrates’ Court sitting in Osogbo, the Osun State capital for allegedly conspiring to assault and intimidate staff and students of the school.
The accused students are: Lawrence Samuel ,(22), Amao Ayoyinka (33), Lucky Jeremiah (16), Segun Agboola (17), Sodiq Adeyemo (17), Jamad Adegbenle (17), Gafar Oyeleke (14), Ayomide Fatunmibi (15), Pelumi Oyetunde (15), Ahmed Gbadebo (17), Pelumi Owoyemi (17), Musbau Olabode (16), Ridwan Oladapo (15), Seye Dawodu (15), Toheeb Adeyemo (15),Esther Adeleye (14), Mutiu Ajadi (16), Taiwo Oluwatobiloba (16), Abass Lukman (17), Ridwan Oladimeji (22), Samad Mudashiru (19) and Sunday Fowowe (17)
They were arraigned on a seven-count charge of conspiracy,violence, unlawful possession of firearms, among others.
The Police Prosecutor, Inspector Joshua Oladoye told the court that the accused persons on the 17th and 18th days of October, 2017 at about 9:30am at Osogbo Grammar School, conspired to cause mayhem and inflicted injuries on the members of staff and students of the school.
He added that the accused also brandished dangerous weapons within the school premises with the aim to intimidate the members of staff and students.
He argued that the offences committed by the accused contravened sections 516,80,430,355,390(9),249 of Criminal Code Cap 34 Volume II Laws of Osun State of Nigeria 2003.
The accused therefore pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against them.
Counsels to the accused persons,Chief A.O. Olodo and Mr. Jimoh Akintayo, applied for bail on their behalf in the most liberal terms,adding that the offences are bailable ones.
The Magistrate, Mrs Adenike Olowolagba granted the bail application for N200,000 with two sureties and thereafter adjourned the case till December 6,for hearing.