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2 security guards docked for allegedly assaulting police officer



Two security guards were on Friday arraigned in a Kado Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, for allegedly assaulting a police officer.

Nevkaa Terhenem and Titus Istifanus, both of Spytech Security Organisation, Abuja, are facing a four-count charge of criminal conspiracy, wrongful confinement, obstructing public servant in the discharge of duty, assault of a police officer in uniform and screening of an offender.

The Prosecution Counsel, Stanley Nwafoaku, told the court that the matter was reported by the complainant, Insp. Shaibu Omachonu, attached to the Life Camp Police Station, Abuja, on Feb. 27.

Nwafoaku further alleged that the complainant on the same date, went to Efab Estate, Life Camp, Abuja, where the defendants were on duty, to arrest a suspect.

He added that the defendants, however, obstructed him, confined him in the estate by locking him up with a padlock.

The prosecutor further stated that the defendants also assaulted the complainant while in uniform and in the process, the suspect escaped.

According to Nwafoaku, the offence contravenes the provisions of Sections 97,257,148,265 and 167 of the Penal Code.

The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Judge, Muhammed Wakili, granted the defendants bail in the sum of N100,000 each and a surety in like sum.

He directed that the sureties must provide passport photographs, any valid means of identification and a BVN printout from their banks.

He adjourned the matter until April 28, for hearing.

Glory Abuh-adejoh

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