Man Beats Police Officer For Attempting To Arrest Him

Suspect in handcuffs
A suspect

A man identified as Ogunkeye Oyewole appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Friday following charges of assault on a female police officer.

The 49-year-old, a resident of Alakuko, Lagos, was said to have beaten up the police sergeant who had come to arrest him on July 18 at Ajegunle, Lagos.

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Oyewole pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge of breach of peace and assault.

The Prosecutor, ASP Clifford Ogu, said that the defendant conducted himself in a manner likely to cause breach of the peace by assaulting Sgt. Blessing Familokun while she was performing her lawful duty.

“The defendant’s wife went to the station to report the husband for beating her.

“When the policewoman followed the complainant to her house to invite the defendant, he beat her up,” the prosecutor said.

The defendant was granted bail to the tune of N50,000 by the Magistrate Mr J.A. Adegun with one surety, who should be gainfully employed and show evidence of two years’ tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

According to NAN, the case has been adjourned the case until Aug. 9 for mention.

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