Man allegedly beats Police officer on duty, removes his uniform buttons

A man identified as Sunday Awominure, 21 years, has been arraigned before a Magisrate’s Court sitting in Ile-Ife for allegedly beating a Police officer on duty.


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The defendant was said to have committed the offence on Dec. 21, 2022, around 1:10 am at No 3, Otutu Street, Ile-Ife, according to the Prosecutor, ASP Emmanuel Abdullahi.

Abdullahi said that the defendant assaulted one Odedoyin Ayobami, wounding him in his forehead and both hands.

He added that the defendant conducted himself in a manner that may likely cause total mayhem at Otutu area which is opened to public in Ile-Ife.

The Prosecutor said further that the defendant also assaulted one Cpl Abah Johnson, a police officer on uniform while performing his lawful duty.

Abdullahi expressed further that the defendant hit the Police officer with blows, removed his uniform button while holding him and also destroyed his wrist watch, valued N15,000.

He explained that the offence contravened sections: 249(d), 355, 356 and 516 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Osun, 2002.

The defendant, who was not legally represented, however, pleaded not guilty to the four-count charge of: conspiracy, assault occasioning harm, breach of peace and destruction.

Magistrates A. O. Famuyide granted bail of the defendant in the sum of N150,000 to be deposited in court with one surety in like sum.

Famuyide added that the surety must swear to an affidavit of means, reside within the court’s jurisdiction, show his means of livelihood, have residential building as well as produce three recent passport photographs.

She adjourned the case until Jan. 19, 2023 for hearing. (NAN)

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