Crime and Metro

Police Drag 32-year-old Motorcycrist To Court Over Alledged Assault On Officer

A 32-year-old motorcyclist, Olusola Oladosu, has been arraigned before an Ile-Ife Magistrates’ Court for allegedly assaulting police officers.

The accused person who was arraigned on a six-count charge, however, pleaded not guilty.

Odusola allegedly committed the offence on August 9, around 9 am at Abiri/Ogudu Road, Aganhun, ‘C’ Divisional Headquarters in Ile-Ife.

The charges levelled against the accused person are; obstruction, malicious damage, unlawful society, breach of peace, reckless driving and driving without a driver’s license.

The prosecutor, Inspector Elijah Adesina, told the court that the accused person obstructed a Police Traffic team led by Supol Lasisi Olayiwola by fighting members of the team while performing their duty.

He added that the accused person maliciously and willfully damaged a handcuff valued at N8,000.

According to him, the accused person planned the attack against the police officers who were performing their duty and told them that they were “Aye” cult members.

The prosecutor stated further that the accused conducted himself in a riotous manner among his accomplices and disrupted the existing peace in Ile-Ife and environs.

The prosecutor explained that the accused person recklessly, dangerously and negligently rode a 125 Boxer motorcycle on the highway without a license.

The offence committed contravened Sections 70, 356, 451 of the Criminal Code, 2002 and Section 7(1), 8 and punishable under Sections 81 of RTA cap 146 part 5 & 12, Laws of Osun, 2002.

The Defence Counsel, Ben Adirieje, prayed the court to grant his client bail in the most liberal term, with the promise that his client would not jump bail, but provide reliable sureties.

The Magistrate, Adedotun Ayeni, granted the bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum.

Ayeni added that the sureties must swear to affidavit of means, reside within the court jurisdiction as well as present three recent passport photographs each.

The case was adjourned till August 24, for hearing.

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