Iliyasu Lawal, 28, Nura Iliyasu, 29, and Idris Suleiman 28, were arraigned, today, in a Wuse Zone 2 Magistrates’ Court FCT for allegedly trespassing the premises of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

The trio were accused of attempts to commit suicide. Augustine Urom, the Prosecuting Counsel, had averred that Lawal, on September 12, climbed an MTN mast within the presidential villa to commit suicide, while the others watched. .

Urom further averred that the defendants allegedly invaded the Aso Rock Villa with various protestation placards capable of making the public to revolt against the FG. .

Urom said the First Information Report (FIR) had alleged that the display of the defendants was capable of igniting uprising against a Constituted authority. The prosecutor claimed the offences contravened Sections 79, 348, 114, 113 and 231 of the Penal Code. .

The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty to the five-count charges of joint act, criminal trespass, inciting disturbance, disturbance of public peace and attempt to commit suicide levelled against them. .

The Magistrate, Muhammad Abdulmumini, went ahead to admit the three defendants to bail in the sum of N250, 000 and a surety respectively and adjourned the case until October 16 for hearing. 📷: NAN

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