Police arraign two for allegedly punching, spitting on inspector
The Police in Lagos on Thursday arraigned two persons, Uchechukwu Uchendu and Onyiyechi Ogbu, for allegedly punching and spitting on an inspector.
The defendants appeared before an Ojo Magistrates’ Court on a four-count charge of conspiracy, assault, disorderliness and obstructing lawful duties.
They, however, pleaded not guilty before Magistrate L. J.K. Layeni.
The prosecutor, Dr Simon Uche, told the court that the defendants committed the offences on April 10 at the Afromedia area of Okokomaiko, Ojo.
He alleged that the defendants conspired and assaulted one Mr Amodu Mohammed by biting his hand and fingers.
The prosecutor said that when Insp Lucky Onime came to arrest them, the first defendant punched him, while the second defendant spat on him.
The alleged offences contravene Sections 166(a), 173 , 174 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The court granted the defendants bail in the sum of N200,000 each with one surety in like sum.
It adjourned the case until May 17 for trial.