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.