Two In Court For Assaulting FRSC Officials


Two men Nwandu Onyeka, 32, and Okechukwu Jackson, 35, were on Friday arraigned at the Surulere Magistrates’ Court for allegedly assaulting officers of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Lagos.

The duo are reportedly facing a three-count charge of assault that caused injuries to FRSC officers on legitimate duties.

The prosecutor, Sgt. Ita Akpan, told the court that the two men and others still at large, prevented FRSC officers from discharging their duties on Sunday, July 3, at Surulere area of Lagos, rough handled and injured them.

Sgt Akpan claimed the actions of the accused contravened Sections 117 and 172 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2011.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to all the charges.

The magistrate, Mrs A.A. Famobowo, granted the accused bail in the sum of N50,000 each, with two sureties in like sum, and adjourned hearing to Monday, July 18.