Three men, who allegedly assaulted a police officer, appeared on Thursday in an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.
The accused, Ahmed Olaiya, 19; Nurudeen Alarape, 25; and Sodiq Adesina, all residents of Akute in Ogun, are facing a two-count charge of assault and conspiracy.
The prosecutor, Victor Eruada, told court that the accused committed the offences on Nov. 30 at Olowora Junction, Isheri Road, Lagos.
Mr Eruada, an inspector, said the accused beat up an inspector of police, Sunday Adu, who tried to arrest them for a traffic offence.
“The accused and his accomplices descended on him and beat him to a pulp,” he said.
The prosecutor said the offences contravened Sections 172 and 411 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised).
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Section 172 prescribes a three-year jail term for assault, while Section 411 provides two years for conspiracy.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The magistrate, G.O. Anifowoshe, granted the accused bail in the sum of N20,000 with two sureties in like sum.
Mr Anifowoshe said the sureties should be gainfully employed and should show evidence of two years tax payment to the Lagos State Government.
He adjourned the case till January 17, 2018 for mention.