Three docked for beating up police officer Three docked for beating up police officer
Three men,  who allegedly assaulted a police officer,  appeared on Thursday in  an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court, Lagos. The accused – Ahmed Olaiya, 19; Nurudeen... Three docked for beating up police officer

Three men,  who allegedly assaulted a police officer,  appeared on Thursday in  an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.

The accused – Ahmed Olaiya, 19; Nurudeen Alarape, 25; and Sodiq Adesina- all residents of  Akute in Ogun, are facing a two-count charge of assault and conspiracy.

The prosecutor, Insp. Eruada, told court that the accused committed the offences on November 30 at Olowora Junction, Isheri Road,  Lagos.

Eruada said the accused beat up one Insp  Sunday Adu  who tried to arrest them for a traffic offence.

“The accused and his accomplices  descended on him and beat him to a pulp,’’ he said.

The prosecutor  said the offences contravened Sections 172 and 411 of the Criminal Laws  of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised).

Section 172 prescribes a three-year jail term for assault, while Section 411 provides two years for conspiracy.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Magistrate, Mrs G.O. Anifowoshe, granted the accused  bail in the sum of  N 20,000 with two sureties in like sum.

Anifowoshe said the sureties should be gainfully employed and should show evidence of  two years  tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

He adjourned the case till  January 17, 2018 for mention.

Nurudeen Adegbenro