Tuesday 17th October, 2017
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3 siblings arraigned for assaulting policeman

3 siblings arraigned for assaulting policeman

Three siblings and one of their father’s work­ers have been charged before an Ikeja Magistrate’s Court, Lagos, for assaulting a police officer, DSP Nnam­di James.

The accused, Gbolahan Ayeni (21) and his two sib­lings, Igbayilola (24), Omo­toyosi (18) and the other defendant, Agbede Beauty (26) allegedly assaulted James in collusion with oth­ers now at large on March 15, 2017, at about 11:30pm, while the officer was on duty at Abiola Market along the Oba Akran Road, Agege.

The officer is said to be at­tached to the Isokoko Police Station.

The charge against the accused read in part, “That you, Gbolahan, Igbayilola and Omotoyosi Ayeni and Agbede Beauty with others at large did conduct your­selves in a manner likely to cause beach of the peace.”

The accused were said to have committed offences punishable under sections 166, 171, 172, 348 and 409 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State Nigeria 2011.

The accused persons pleaded not guilty to five counts bordering on unlaw­ful assault on a police officer and breach of the peace.

Magistrate A. Adesanya, who presided over the case, granted bail in the sum of N50,000 each and sureties in like sum and adjourned the case till May 16, 2017 for mention.