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2 docked for allegedly assaulting police officers

Two men were, on Thursday, brought before an Osogbo Magistrate ‘s Court in Osun State for allegedly assaulting two police officers on duty.

The accused — Ajayi Oyetola, 43, and Adewunmi Tola, 38, are facing a 10-count charge bordering on conspiracy, assault, malicious damage, attempted murder and breach of public peace.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Oladoye Joshua, told the court that the accused committed the offences on October 10, at about 11:30 am, at the Osun High Court premises, Osogbo.

Joshua said the duo assaulted two police officers — SP Adeniyi Femi and DSP Abioye Sanjo, who were at their duty post.

He said the accused had attacked one Olakunle Muhammed, a suspect at police custody, and while the police officers were trying to prevent the accused, they were also assaulted.

Joshua said the accused obstructed and also prevented the course of justice when the police officers were doing their jobs.

The prosecutor said the accused tore the clothes of the police officers and also attempted to kill the suspect in the police custody.

The offences contravened Sections 516(A), 356(4), 45, 249(d) , 351, 84, 145, 509, 126, and Section 86(1), of the Criminal Code, Cap. 34, Vol. 11, Laws of Osun, 2003.

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

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The Defence Counsel, Mr Kazeem Badmus, prayed the court to grant his clients bail in the most liberal terms.

The Magistrate, Mrs Olubukola Ajanaku, granted the accussed bail in the sum of N250,000 each and one surety each in the like sum.

Ajanaku said the surety must reside within the court jurisdiction, with evidence of tax payment and two passport photographs, attached with an affidavit of means.

She said the surety must also be a civil servant.

The case was adjourned until Dec. 19, for hearing. NAN