Lagos – A 33-year-old trader, Femi Oyekunle, who allegedly beat up a police officer, was on Monday arraigned in an Apapa Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.
Oyekunle, a resident of Ajegunle area of Apapa, is facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and unlawful assault.
“The complainant said he was trying to settle an argument between the accused and one Alhaja when Oyekunle with another still at large assaulted him,” he said.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]
The offences, Ojaokomo noted, contravened the provisions of Sections 171 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the accused may be sentenced to a two- year jail term if found guilty.
Senior Magistrate Patrick Adekomaiya granted the accused bail in the sum of N 20,000 with one surety in like sum.
Further hearing in the case was fixed for May 13. (NAN)