Semiu Noah, Segun Fatoke, Hammed Taiwo, Adedayo Shittu, Sodiq Gbadamosi and Raphael Akinshika have been accused of chopping off three fingers.

They appeared before an Ikeja Magistrate Court on Thursday.

The accused, all residents of Ewutuntun and Mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos, entered a 'not guilty' plea to the four charges of conspiracy, breach of peace, malicious damage and grievous harm.

According to the prosecutor, Insp Ezekiel Ayorinde, the accused committed the offenses on March 27 at Mafoluku, Lagos.

He said that the accused and others still at large, who were members of an unlawful society, conspired to cause harm and damage to innocent residents.

“The accused, who are members of Eiye confraternity, unlawfully conducted and presided over a meeting of the unlawful association in a bush.

“They caused grievous harm to one Jamiu Saka by chopping off with a cutlass three right fingers.

“The victim is presently in the intensive care unit of a teaching hospital.

“The accused also inflicted several cuts all over the body of another man, Lukmon Adedeji.

“They damaged the front and back windscreen of a Toyota Corolla saloon car, the property of Felix Onwuegbuchalam, and several other cars, parked on the road,” he said.

Ayorinde said the accused publicly brandished different weapons including machetes, sticks, iron rods and broken bottles.

“The accused used dangerous weapons to terrorise and harass innocent citizens of the area,” he said.

The Magistrate granted each accused person bail in the sum of 200,000 Naira. A later date has been set for hearing into the matter.