February 1, 2017

Duty Assault: Man beats up a Police Officer

An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday remanded at the Kirikiri Prisons, a driver who pleaded guilty to beating a police officer.
Magistrate A.A Adesanya remanded Bamidele Olowokere, 36, who was charged with conspiracy, breach of peace and assault.

Adesanya adjourned the case till Feb. 25 for review of facts of the case and sentencing of the resident of Agege, Lagos.

According to the prosecutor, Insp. George Nwosu, the accused and others still at large conspired to assault DSP Saibu Braimoh on Jan.19 on Capitol Road, Agege.
“The accused and others beat up the police officer while he was performing his lawful duty,” he said.
Nwosu said that Braimoh was on surveillance patrol when he was assaulted by the accused and the others.

He said that the officer noticed heavy traffic and boarded a motorcycle to go and clear any obstruction, but was beaten as soon as he alighted from the motorcycle.


“As he alighted from the motorcycle, the accused and others came out from nowhere and started beating him, and injured him all over his body,’’ he submitted.
He noted that the offences contravened Sections 166, 171 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
Reportedly, the accused may be jailed for three years if found guilty.