Man attacks police officer with machete to evade arrest

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BY DAUD   OLATUNJI, Abeokuta

A-20-year-old man, Segun Ogunleye, was arraigned before an Abeokuta magistrate   court,   sitting in Isabo,   for   attempted murder of  a police officer.

The suspect, of Araromi area, Abeokuta, was reported to have   attacked   one Constable Bolorunduro Mayegun with a cutlass   on forehead and hand to evade arrest.

According   to the investigating police officer,  George Ikhuoria,   the injured police  officer   was on an assignment to arrest the suspect for assaulting his wife.

“The wife and the officer   went to the man’s house to make the arrest but the accused refused to follow them. On their way back to the station, the accused followed them and suddenly attacked the officer with a cutlass on his forehead and hand”, he said.

The prosecution counsel,   Banji Sangotokun, told the court that the suspect was facing one count charge which bordered on attempted murder, punishable under Section 320 (1) of the Criminal Code Laws of Ogun State,   Nigeria, 2006.

The presiding judge,   Anthony Araba, ordered that the accused be remanded in prison for consideration of bail.

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