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3 docked for allegedly beating up police officer

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Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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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.

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Mr Eruada, an inspector, said the accused beat up an inspector of police, Sunday Adu, who tried to arrest them for a traffic offence.

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“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.

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Mr Anifowoshe said the sureties should be gainfully employed and should show evidence of  two years  tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

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He adjourned the case till January 17, 2018 for mention.

NAN

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