A man, Phillips Ojo, and his brother, Saturday, who allegedly disrupted the ward congress of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State were on Wednesday arraigned in an Akure Magistrates’ Court.
Philip, 31, and Saturday, 40, are facing trial on charges of conspiracy, breach of peace and unlawful possession of cutlasses.
The Prosecutor, ASP Pelumi Adejuwon, told the court that the brothers committed the offence on April 9 at 2.00 p.m. at Idiroko village, Oke-Igbo, Ondo State.
“They conspired and conducted themselves in a manner likely to cause breach of the peace by going violent at the venue of APC party ward congress and disrupted the process of the ward congress.
“They also went to the venue armed with machetes in such a manner as to cause terror to persons conducting the ward congress,” he said.
Adejuwon explained that the offences contravened sections 517, 86(2) and 80 of the Criminal Code Cap 37 Vol.1 Laws of Ondo State of Nigeria, 2006.
The brothers each pleaded not guilty to the three-count charge of conspiracy, breach of peace, and unlawful possession of dangerous weapons.
The counsel to the accused, Oju Kekemeke, asked for bail for his clients on liberal terms and assured of credible sureties if granted.
The Magistrate, Mrs Olubukola Kuye, granted both accused bail in the sum of N100,000 with one surety each in like sum.
Kuye said that the sureties must be resident within the magisterial district and adjourned the case till May 5 for hearing. (NAN)