50-Year-Old Man In Court For Biting Policeman

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A 50-year-old man, Totoola Adetunji has been charged to the Igbosere Magistrates’ Court, Lagos for allegedly biting a police officer.

The accused who together with his accomplices (now at large) is facing trial on a four-count charge of conspiracy, assault, breach of peace and obstruction.

The prosecutor Sgt. Kehinde Om‎iseki said the accused unlawfully assaulted one Corporal John Olusegun by biting him on his left arm and also conducted himself ‎in a manner likely to cause breach of peace by throwing stones, sticks and bottles at some Police officers on lawful duty.

He said that the accused prevented the police officers from performing their lawful duty by blocking the road with stick and tricycle.

According to the prosecutor, the offences contravened Sections 117 (2), 166 (d), 171 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The accused denied the charges as he pleaded not guilty.

The Magistrate, Mr P. A. Adekomaya, granted the accused bail in the sum of N50, 000, with one surety in like sum and that the surety must produce evidence of three years tax payment and have his address verified.

The case has been adjourned till Tuesday, Aug. 30.

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