Mother, Son Sentenced To Nine Years Imprisonment For Assaulting Police Officers

magistrate-court-300x223A mother and her son have been sentenced to combined jail terms of nine years by an Ilorin Magistrates’ Court for resisting arrest and assaulting police officers.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the mother, Ayodeji Abdullahi (50), was sentenced to seven years, while Lukman Bolakale (27), bagged two years imprisonment with 20 strokes of cane.

However, the Magistrate, Mrs. Silifat Sambo, gave the accused persons an option of fine of N3, 000 and N2, 000 fines, respectively, in addition to 20 lashes for the son.

Narrating the events that led to their arraignment in court on Friday, Prosecutor Isaq Yakub stated that the accused assaulted Ajayi Alice, a constable, attached to ‘D’ Division, Adewole Estate, Ilorin, who was on duty at Gari-Alimi Roundabout, Ilorin on September 17.

Yakub said that the convicts disobeyed traffic law and resisted arrest.

He said the police entered the convict’s car but she immediately sped off to her house with Constable Alice where her son, Lukman ran out and assaulted the police officer.

The prosecutor also said the convict slapped the Divisional Police Officer, tore his clothes valued at N8, 000 and dragged him, while shouting on top of her voice.

He said the convicts were arraigned on a six-count charge of criminal conspiracy, criminal force, assault, resisting arrest, kidnapping and obstruction of lawful duty.

He said the offences were contrary to Sections 97, 265, 172, 273 and 149 of the Penal Code.

The accused persons pleaded guilty to all the charges. (NAN)

 

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