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Man, 40, docked for allegedly assaulting police officer



The police, on Thursday, arraigned a 40-year-old man, Olatunji Anjorin, before an Abeokuta Magistrates’ Court in Isabo, Abeokuta, for allegedly assaulting a police officer while performing his lawful duties.

Olatunji, whose address was not provided, is facing a two-count charge of assault and disobeying court orders.

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

The Prosecutor, Insp. Olu-Balogun Lawerence, told court that the defendant committed the offences on Nov. 27 at 1.00 pm., at Oke-Ilewo in Abeokuta.

Lawerence said that the defendant assaulted the complainant, Sgt. Osawaru Festus, by fighting and biting him on the chest and shoulder when he went to arrest him for failing to appear in court for his case.

“The complainant, who is attached to Magistrates Court II, was ordered by the court to go and arrest the defendant for failing to appear in court.

“On getting to the defendant’s place, the officer was trying to arrest him but which he violently resisted, thus leading him to inflict serious injuries on the complainant,” he said.

According to him, the offences contravene Sections 356, 197 and 133 of the Criminal Law of Ogun State,  2006.

The Magistrate, Mr Olakuleyin Oke, granted the defendant bail in the sun of N500,000, with two sureties in like sum.

Olakuleyin said that the sureties must reside within the court’s jurisdiction and with evidence of tax payments to the Ogun Government.

He then adjourned the case till Dec. 24 for mention


Edited & Vetted By: Edith Bolokor and
(NAN)‘Wale Sadeeq


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