Two teenage boys, Femi Adebayo and Olumide Kehinde were Tuesday arraigned before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, for allegedly being members of an unlawful society and possessing illegal weapons.
The 18-year-old defendants are facing a five-count bordering on belonging to and managing an unlawful society, conspiracy, unlawful possession of dangerous weapons and charms.
Both pleaded not guilty to the charges.
According to Police Prosecutor, Inspector Julius Babatope, the accused committed the offences on March 9 at 1.00 a.m. at Ori Okuta, Imota on Ikorodu-Epe Road.
He said the accused had in their possession axes, a pistol and charms.
“They were also found to belong to a society known as K.K. confraternity.”
The offences contravened Sections 42, 43, 133 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 and Section 3 of the Robbery and Firearms Act, Laws of the Federation, 2014.
In her ruling, the Chief Magistrate, O.A. Adegite, granted the two teenagers bail in the sum of N100, 000 each with two responsible sureties each.
Adegite said the sureties should be gainfully employed with an evidence of tax payment to the Lagos State Government.
She adjourned the case till April 11 for mention.