25 year old arraigned for assaulting Policemen in Lagos

Police arraign 25 year old man for assaulting Officers Lagos State Magistrates Court

A 25- year-old man, Olumide Thompson, has appeared before an Ikeja, Lagos Magistrates’ Court for allegedly assaulting two policemen while on duty.

The defendant, a motorcyclist, who resides at Kande Ayobo area, Lagos, is being tried for conspiracy, assault and causing the breach of peace.

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The Police Prosecutor, Insp Segun Oke, told the court that the offences were committed on June 1 at Badek, Ayobo Roundabout , Lagos.

Oke said that the defendant was riding his motorcycle along a one way lane when he was intercepted by the police on patrol.

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Oke also said that the defendant was angry at the police officers for stopping him and created a scene which caused a lot of crowd to gather.

Oke also said that the defendant and others at large beat up ASP Emmanuel James and Insp Ojo Omoyele.

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The Prosecutor also said that if not that the officers called the station for re- enforcement, the crowd would have mobbed them.

The offences according to the prosecutor contravened Sections 168, 174, and 411 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.

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The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The Magistrate, M.C Ayinde, granted the defendant bail of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.

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Ayinde adjourned the case until Sept. 17 for trial.

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