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2 charged over alleged assault on Police Officers

25 September 2013, 14:31

Ogun - The police in Ogun on Wednesday arraigned one Kabiru Salaudeen and Sulaiman Akintokun, both aged 38, for allegedly assaulting some police officers in the course of discharging their duties.

Salaudeen and Akintokun,, who live at No. 12, Olufisan St. Ewekoro area of Ogun, are standing trial on a two-count charge of assault and conspiracy, before a Senior-Ota Magistrates' Court.

The prosecutor, Insp. Peter Molokwu, said that the accused, and others now at large, committed the offence on Sept.19 at about 4.30 p.m. at Ewekoro village, Ogun.

Molokwu said that the police officers went to arrest some people when the accused attacked one of them with a blow to his mouth and pushed him into a gutter, along with his AK 47 rifle.

Molokwu said that the offences contravened Sections 356(1) and 516 of the Criminal Code, Revised Law of Ogun, 2006.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Magistrate, Titi Bello, granted them bail in the sum of N100 000 with one surety each, in like sum.

Bello said that the surety must reside within the court's jurisdiction and the address should be verified by the police.

She said the surety must also show evidence of one year tax clearance, as part of the bail conditions, and adjourned the case till Oct. 28, for mention.


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