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Man docked for allegedly assaulting police officer

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The Police in Osun on Thursday docked one Odewale Adebayo, 40, at an Ile-Ife Magistrates’ Court for allegedly assaulting a police officer.

The Prosecutor, Insp Sunday Osanyintuyi, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on March 29, 2021 around 12:30p.m. in front of SDA Hospital, Ile-Ife.

Osanyintuyi said that the accused assaulted one W/Insp. Alamu Idowu while performing her lawful duty by throwing punches at her.

He added that the accused also assaulted one Cpl Wasiu Isiaka while performing his lawful duty by biting his right thumb.

According to him, the defendant damaged one Rolex wristwatch, valued N40,000, property of Cpl Oladele Femi.

Osanyintuyi explained further that the offence contravened Sections 356 and 451 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Osun, 2002.

The defendant, who was not legally represented, however, pleaded not guilty to the four-count charge of assault and damaging.

Magistrate A.A. Ayeni admitted the accused to a bail of N100,000, with one surety in like sum.

Ayeni added that the surety must swear to an affidavit of means, resides within the court’s jurisdiction and produce three recent passport photographs.

The case was adjourned until April 13, for hearing.

Dorcas Elusogbon

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