Man in Court for biting Police officer in Lagos - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Thursday, August 4, 2022

Man in Court for biting Police officer in Lagos

By Our Correspondent

An Ejigbo Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, on Thursday, granted bail in the sum of N400,000 to one Tijani Muiz, who allegedly bit the finger of a police officer on duty.

The Magistrate, Mrs A. K. Dosunmu, also ordered that the defendant should produce  two sureties in like sum.

She directed that the sureties must be gainfully employed and show evidence of tax payment to Lagos State Government.

She adjourned the case until August 23 for mention. Muiz, whose address was not provided, is standing trial on a three-count charge of assault, conduct likely to cause breach of peace and unlawful obstruction.

He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge. The prosecutor, Inspector Benedict Aigbokhan, had told the court that the defendant committed the offences on July 24, at 9.30 p.m. at Jakande Gate, Ejigbo, Lagos State.

According to Aigbokhan, the defendant obstructed Insp Raymond Maugbe from carrying out his official duty.

“In the course of obstructing the officer from carrying out his official duty, the defendant assaulted the officer by biting him on his left finger,” he said.

Aigbokhan added that the defendant conducted himself in a manner likely to cause breach of public peace.

He said that the offences contravened Sections 168(d), 173 and 174(b) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

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