Man in court for assualting police officer

Man in court for assualting police officer

The Osun State Police Command on Thursday arraigned a 34-year-old man, Fatai before an Osogbo Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly assaulting a police officer.

Fatai was arraigned on three counts of assault, malicious damage and unlawful possession of cannabis sativa. He pleaded not quilty.

The Prosecutor, Sergeant Adewuyi Kolawole told the court that the accused committed the offences on June 25 at 9 p.m. Behind Stadium Omo-West, Osogbo.

According to Adewuyi, the defendant pushed the complainant, Assistant Superintendent of Police Femi Adeniyi into a gutter while he was performing his lawful duties.

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Adewuyi added that the defendant was in possession of cannabis sativa and he also maliciously damaged a short riot gunner belonging to the officer.

These, according to the prosecutor, contravened Sections 356, 451 and 430 of the Criminal Law of Osun State, 2003.

The Magistrate, Mrs A.O Oloyade granted the defendant bail in the sum of 250,000 with two sureties in like sum, adding that the sureties must reside within the court’s jurisdiction and swear to an affidavit of means.

The case was adjourned to July 29


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