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Court arraigns 60-year old trader for assaulting four policemen with shisha pipe


Court arraigns 60-year old trader for assaulting four policemen with shisha pipe

A 60-year-old trader, Taiwo Adeshina, who allegedly hit a DPO and three police officers with a Shisha pipe, on Wednesday appeared in an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court.

Adeshina, whose residential address was not given, is charged with assault, wilful damage and breach of peace.

The Prosecution Counsel, ASP Akeem Raji, alleged that the defendant assaulted the DPO of Alagbado Police Station, CSP Yahaya Mohammed with a Shisha pipe while trying to resist lawful arrest.

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The police alleged that the defendant conducted himself in a manner likely to cause a breach of peace by tearing his clothes and chasing police officers away from the charge room.

Raji submitted that the defendant also assaulted Insp Helen Etute, Insp Kudirat Salawu and Sgt. Janet Eguaoje by punching then on the face.

He said the defendant constituted a nuisance by refusing to enter the police cell following his arrest.

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The prosecutor told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Aug. 29 about 8.20 a.m. at Alagbado Police Station in Lagos.

The alleged offence contravened the provisions of sections 168, 174 and 350 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos state 2015, (Revised).

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Chief Magistrate A.O. Layinka admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N300,000 with two sureties in like sum.

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Layinka ordered that the sureties must be gainfully employed with an evidence of two years tax payment to Lagos State Government and have their addresses verified.

She added that the sureties must be related to the defendant by blood and reside within the court’s jurisdiction.

The Magistrate adjourned the case until Oct.15 for mention.


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