A Lagos High court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos has remanded 10 people in prison custody for allegedly torturing 3 women over accusations of stealing pepper at Oba Morufu International Market in Ejigbo, Lagos.
The suspects are: Isiaka Waidi, 61, the Market Leader; Jimoh Busari, 50; Oloruntoyin Dauda, 46; Buhari Yusuf, 22 and Azeez Akinosun, 36. While Abdullahi Haruna, 20; Adekunle Adenuga, 38; Saheed Adisa, 29; Lateef Tijani, 37 and Ahmed Adisa, 65 completes the group of that allegedly carried out the torture on February 11, 2013.
According to Idowu Alakija, the state’s Director of Public Prosecutions in a 19-count-charge of attempted murder, sexual assault and administering poison among others, the suspects had on the said date brutalise Nike Salami, Juliana and Joke Agomo for allegedly stealing the substance at the market.
The offence, Alakija said is punishable under Sections 44, 127 (1) 171,228 (2), 241,243, 259, 270, 312, 408 and 409 of the Lagos state Criminal Law, 2011.
The suspects pleaded not guilty to the offences.
Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye therefore ordered that all the suspects be remanded in prison custody until May 21 for hearing of the matter and determination of their bail.
The women were reportedly beaten, stripped naked, pepper rubbed over their bodies and sticks inserted into their private parts by the suspects believed to be members of the O’dua Peoples Congress, OPC.Follow Us on Social Media