The police arraigned eight men in court on Wednesday for allegedly pelting “very important personalities” at Ilorin Eid ground on September 24.
According to the police prosecutor, Nasiru Yusuf, the accused persons are facing a charge of disturbing religious assembly, which is contrary to Section 212 of the Penal Code Law.
The accused persons are Aliyu Immam, 24, Sheu Ibrahim, 23, AbdulKadri Sharafadeen, 25, Yusuf Olayinka, 26, Mohammed Abiola, 27, Ayo Giwa, 65, Zakariyau Abubakar, 50, and Kareem Ajape, 35.
The prosecutor, Nasiru Yusuf, told the court that the accused threw stones at the “very important personalities”, which led to the disturbance of the religious assembly.
The accused persons pleaded not guilty to the charge and despite the request by the prosecutor that they be remanded in prison custody as investigation was still ongoing, the magistratemagistrate, Mercy Adebola, granted each of the accused persons bail for N100,000 with two sureties each and adjourned the case to October 12 for further mention.