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7 arraigned for stealing, assaulting Lagos State surveyors

A  man, Suraju Saliu, 70, and six others were Wednesday arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrate Court for allegedly assaulting a team of surveyors from Lagos State government and also for stealing  N235,000, belonging to one  Asha Gideon and company.

The suspects, Suraju Saliu, Samuel Babatunde, 61; Iyayi Saula, 60; Bolanle Ebun, 38; Oriyomi Omishonde, 33; Mohammed Ayuba, 32 and Yetunde Samuel, 32, facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, assault and stealing, were docked before Magistrate A.O Akinde.

The surveyors, who were said to be representing Lagos State government were attacked by the seven defendants.

The defendants were said to have committed the alleged offence at Idasho Village in Ibeju Lekki Local Government area of Lagos State.

The Police prosecutor, Inspector Samson Ekikere, told the court that the seven defendants committed the said offence on April 12, 2013, at about 11am at Idasho Village in Ibeju Lekki area of Lagos.

The prosecutor also alleged that they stole properties of the surveyors, which are Ashtec promark 120, valued at N150,000; Bipod valued at N60,000, Antenna and Cable valued N15,000 and CPS holder and Touch Pen valued at N10,000, total value of N235,000, all property of Asha GIdeon and Company.

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