A 25-year-old stylist, Osasumen Imaru, who allegedly beat up a policeman, was on Monday brought
before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.
The accused was arraigned before Magistrate F. F. George on two counts of conspiracy and assault.
Imaru, who resides at Orile-Agege, a Lagos suburb, pleaded not guilty and was granted N100,000 bail with two sureties in like sum.
George said the sureties should be gainfully employed, with an evidence of two years’ tax payment to the Lagos State Government.
While arraigning the accused, the Prosecutor, Sgt. Godwin Awase, had told the court that the accused committed the offences on May 15 at Abule-Egba, also a Lagos suburb.
He said that the accused, and others still at large, assaulted Insp. Richard Ebarehuta by beating him up while he was performing his lawful duty.
“The accused beat the complainant and also bit him several times.”
Awase said the complainant and his team received information about the activities of the accused.
“The complainant intercepted the accused and recovered some bottles of a banned drug – Tramadol – from him.
“During interrogation, the accused became hostile and gave him a headbutt on his mouth, leaving him with a deep cut.
“The accused was arrested, while others escaped with the drugs,” the prosecutor said.
The offences contravened Sections 174 and 411 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised).
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Section 174 stipulates three-year imprisonment for assault, while Section 411 prescribes two years for conspiracy.
The case was adjourned until May 30.
credit: pm news
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