EndSARS: Ex-PDP lawmaker, 4 others sued for alleged arson

EndSARS: Ex-PDP lawmaker, 4 others sued for alleged arson

- Some top politicians have been arraigned for allegedly being linked to the vandalisation of properties in Ekiti during the EndSARS protests

- One of the suspects is Dayo Akinleye, a former lawmaker who is a member of the PDP

- Akinleye was accused of razing three trucks laden with cement

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It seems that the identities of some of the persons linked to the razing and destruction of properties during the EndSARS protests are finally being uncovered.

A former lawmaker in Ekiti on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Dayo Akinleye alongside Afolabi Ariyo, James David, Ajimoko Busola and Oyin Filani has been arraigned before a magistrate court in Ado-Ekiti for arson, The Nation reports.

Ariyo and his alleged accomplices were sued by the police command in the state for setting ablaze three trucks filled with cement.

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EndSARS: Court arraigns ex-PDP lawmaker, 4 others for alleged arson
Court arraigns ex-PDP lawmaker, 4 others in Ekiti for alleged arson (Photo: The Eagle Online)
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The police prosecutor, Johnson Okunade, informed the chief magistrate, Olanike Adegoke, that both the former lawmaker and the other suspects who carried out the act on Tuesday, October 20, are top PDP members.

However, the counsel to the defendants, Kola Kolade, prayed the court to grant his clients bail on the ground that they were implicated in the crime.

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Accepting Kolade's request, Adegoke granted bail to the defendants to the tune of N200,000 with two sureties each and went ahead to adjourn the case to Wednesday, October 11.

Meanwhile, a police station located in Apapa Iganmu, Orile-Iganmu local government area Lagos state, was burnt down by people suspected to be hoodlums.

An eyewitness disclosed that the hoodlums arrived at the station on Tuesday, October 20, around 9am and started attacking the building.

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Viral video of the unfortunate incident showed the station on fire with people surrounding it. No police officer, however, was in the building as at the time the suspected thugs invaded the station.

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