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Security guards arraigned over assault on policemen

25 October 2012, 14:00

Lagos - Three security guards who allegedly assaulted policemen on duty, on Wednesday appeared before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos over alleged assault.

The guards were arraigned on a two-count charge of assault and misconduct.

The defendants, whose addresses were not disclosed were employees of the Real Strives Security Service and attached to the Link Serve Nigeria Ltd. located at Victoria Island.

The prosecutor, Insp. Gbemileke Agoi, told the court that they assaulted the policemen who attempted to stop them from locking up the company’s workers inside the office premises.

He said that they locked up the office’s entrance gate and hid the key on Oct. 23 over non-payment of their two months’ salary arrears.

 Agoi submitted that the defendants beat Sgt.Thomas Okpin, and Cpl. Alphonsus Julius and tore their uniforms.

He said that the offences contravened Sections 174 (B) and 271 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Lagos State, 2011.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty.

The Magistrate, Mr Jacob Adegun, granted each of them bail in the sum of N50, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

He adjourned the case till November 15 for mention.

Also, two Togolese on Wednesday appeared before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court over N1.6 million thefts.

Ben Monle, 31, and Rene Aguiabozo, 30, were arraigned on a two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing.

The prosecutor, ASP Francis Ifijen, said that they stole some valuables belonging to one Mrs Ego Ekechukwu on Oct. 21 at No. 12 Enahoro Crescent, Alpha Beach, Lekki, Lagos.

He said that the valuables included jewelleries, wrist watches and money.

Ifijen said that the trio also stole travelling documents and credit cards belonging to  Ekechukwu.

He said that the defendants conspired with their victim’s driver, Iroko Dossou-Emile, still at large, to commit the theft in contravention of Sections 305 and 19 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Lagos State, 2011.

The duo, however, pleaded not guilty, and were granted bail by the Magistrate, Mr A.A. Adefulire in the sum of N200, 000 with two sureties each.

Adefulire adjourned the case till November 21 for substantive hearing.


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