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Man arraigned for allegedly assaulting policeman


A 32-year-old man, Saheed Alowonle, who allegedly assaulted and willfully destroyed the reflective jacket of a police officer while on duty, on Monday appeared in an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court.

Alowonle , whose address was not provided, is facing a two-count charge of assault and malicious damage.

The accused, according to the prosecutor, Sgt. Babaji Ishaku, committed the offences on April 7 at Aguda, Ogba, opposite Excellence Hotel.


He said the accused assaulted Sgt. Omege Folusayo, who was performing his lawful duty by holding his jacket.‎‎

“The accused destroyed the officer’s reflective jacket in the process.”‎‎

Alowonle denied the charge.

The offences contravened Sections 172 and 348 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised).
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Section 172 stipulates three years for serious assault, while Section 348 provides two years for offenders.‎

In his ruling, the magistrate, Mr J.A. Adegun, granted the accused bail in the sum of N100, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

Adegun said the sureties must be blood relations of the accused and should also provide evidence of tax payment to the state government.

The court adjourned the case until May 22 for mention.

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