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2 FRSC men arraigned in court

25 March 2013, 16:02

Abuja - The police on Monday arraigned two Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), staff before the Wuse Zone 2, Senior Magistrates’ Court for allegedly causing hurt and wrongful restraint.

The accused Peter Ali and Amodu Joseph were arraigned on a three-count charge of joint act, criminal force and mischief.

Prosecutor Silas Nanpon told the court that on Feb. 22, one Ajayi Oyeyinka, behind City College, Mararraba, Nassarawa State, reported the matter at the Nyanya Police Station.

Nanpon said that Oyeyinka had reported that on Feb. 1, at about noon, while under the bridge at Nyanya, the accused persons jointly used criminal force on him and took him to their office.

According to him, Oyeyinka sustained injuries all over his body.

He also accused the FRSC men of breaking the side mirror of Oyeyinka's car valued, at N15 000 adding that the accused persons held detained him in their office for more than four hours.

Nanpon said that the offences contravened Sections 244, 254, 79, 265 and 327 of the Penal Code.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the offences.

The senior Magistrate, Grace Adebayo, admitted the two accused to bail in the sum of N100 000 each and two sureties each in the like sum.

She said that the sureties must be civil servants of not below grade level 6, who must reside within the jurisdiction of the court.

Adebayo also held that the sureties must depose an affidavit of means to the court.

She adjourned the matter to April 23, for hearing.


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