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Man docked for allegedly assaulting police officer




A man alleged to have assaulted a police officer, Corporal John Olusegun, was yesterday arraigned before a Lagos Magistrate’s Court sitting in Igbosere.

The 50-year-old man, Totoola Adetunji, was docked before Magistrate P.A. Adekomaya, on a four-count charge bordering on conspiracy, assault, breach of peace and obstruction preferred against him by the police.

The prosecutor, Sergeant Kehinde Omiseki, told the court that the defendant and others, who are still at large, conspired to commit the alleged offences on Saturday, July 9, 2016, at about 9p.m. on Odunfa Street ‎in Lagos Island.

Omiseki also told the court that the defendant conducted himself ‎in a manner likely to cause breach of peace by throwing stones, sticks and bottles at police officers, adding that the defendant unlawfully assaulted the Corporal by biting him on his left arm, which caused him harm, while also preventing police officers from performing their lawful duty by blocking the road with sticks and a tricycle.

According to the prosecutor, the offences committed are punishable under Section 409, 171, 166 (d) and 117 (2) of the criminal laws of Lagos State 2011. However, the defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The magistrate granted him bail in the sum of N50,000, while the case was, thereafter, adjourned till August 30, for mention.

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