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Court discharges 7 men over alleged attack on policemen

21 December 2015, 18:42

Lagos - Seven men, who appeared before an Igbosere Magistrates' Court in Lagos, for allegedly attacking policemen on duty with dangerous weapons were on Monday discharged due to the absence of the Investigating Police Officer (IPO).

The accused are: Bada Saheed (29), Damilola Olayiwola (23), Musibau Lateef ( 18), Ajayi Tobi (21), Tunde Lekan (20), Seun Adeoti (18), and Seun Tayo (18).

The accused, who are of no fixed addresses, are standing trial on a charge bordering on unlawful attack.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Ingobo Emby, had on Dec. 10, when the accused were arraigned, told the court that the accused committed the offence on Dec. 8, at 11:30 p.m. at Obalende Motor Park, Lagos.

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Emby said that the accused allegedly attacked police officers who were on duty with dangerous weapons.

He said the offence contravened Section 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The accused had pleaded not guilty to the charge preferred against them.

When the case came up on Monday, the Magistrate, Mrs F. F. George, struck out the case due to the absence of the complainant and the IPO.

George said that the case should not be dumped in the court if the complainant had no interest in prosecuting it.

The prosecutor had asked the court for an adjournment to enable him contact the IPO. 




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