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Tricycle driver in court for beating up police officer

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A tricycle driver, Agboola Seun, 39, was on Wednesday brought before an Ikeja Magistrate’s’ Court in Lagos for allegedly assaulted a police officer.

Seun, who resides at No. 3, Iresi St., Orile-Agege, Lagos, is faced with 2-count charge of assault and conspiracy.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Victor Eruada, told the court that the accused committed the offences with some others still at large on Aug. 21 at Iyana-Ipaja, a Lagos suburb.

Eruada revealed that the accused beat up Sgt. Okoyomo Emmanuel, who tried to arrest him for a traffic offence.

He said, “The accused and his accomplice descended on him and beat him to a pulp.”

The offences contravened Sections 172 and 411 of the Criminal Law 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 him bail in the sum of N25, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

Anifowoshe said the sureties should be gainfully employed and should show evidence of 2-year tax payments to the Lagos State Government.

She, however, adjourned the case until Sept. 20 for mention.

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