Arrested suspect in attack on police at Odunfa arraigned

A 50-year-old man Totoola Adetunji, who allegedly assaulted a police officer Corporal John Olusegun, has been arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrate Court.

According to the Police, Adetunji and others who are still at large conspired to commit the alleged offences on July 9, at about 9pm.

The prosecutor, Sergeant Kehinde Omiseki said that the incident took place at Odunfa Street on Lagos Island.

Omiseki said “the defendant unlawfully assaulted the Corporal by biting him on his left arm which caused him harm.

He was also accused of conducting himself in a manner likely to cause breach of peace by throwing stones, sticks and bottles at policer officers.

She also alleged that the defendant and others at large prevented the police officers from performing their lawful duty by blocking the road with sticks and tricycles.

According to the prosecutor, the offences committed are punishable under section 409, 171, 166 (d) and 117 (2) of the criminal laws of Lagos state 2011. The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge against him.

Consequently, Magistrate Adekomaya granted him bail in the sum of N50,000, with one surety in like sum, adding that evidence of tax clearance of three years must be shown to the Court.

The case was adjourned till August 30, for mention.