The police on Tuesday arraigned six people in an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, for allegedly invading a shrine and beating up a traditional chief.
The police charged Jelili Atiku, 51; Mosuru Saula, 49; Hassan Nasiru, 42; Mukaila Imakiyo, 52; Nureni Saila, 45 and Jemilat Kazeem, 56, female with conspiracy, breach of peace, arming self with dangerous weapons and threat to life.
The Prosecutor, Insp. Aondohemba Koti told the court the defendants, who reside in Ejigbo, Lagos, committed the offence in April at Moshalasi Street, Ejigbo, Lagos, the Police
He said that the defendants and others at large conducted themselves in a manner likely to cause a breach of peace by invading the shrine with dangerous weapons and assaulted a chief, Giwa Lamoru. “The defendants who invaded the shrine with cutlasses, iron rods, charms, planks, bottles among other weapons, beat up the chief of Ejigbo Land.”
Koti said that the defendants chased away the traditional ruler, priests and worshippers and locked up the entrance and doors of the shrine.
“The defendants constituted nuisance by removing the ‘Yemoja’ Sacred Staff from where it was placed and put it at the frontage of the shrine which is prohibited.”