Man arraigned for assaulting police Officer

The Ikeja Magistrate court on Monday arraigned a 32-year-old man, Saheed Alowonle, for allegedly assaulting and willfully destroying the reflective jacket of a police officer while on duty.

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.

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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