Two arraigned for beating policeman



Two men, Sulaiman Tella, 23, and Jelili Shoyoye, 20, were on Thursday arraigned at an Abeokuta Magistrate’s Court for beating a policeman.

Police prosecutor, Insp. Sunday Eigbejiale, told the court that the act was carried out on Nov. 1 at about 2 p.m. at Saraki area of Abeokuta.

Eigbejiale said that the accused brutally assaulted Insp. Alabi Oke, stationed in Lagos but was in Abeokuta to visit his family.

According to him, the accused, who were on a motorcycle, rode at a high speed and Oke tried to caution them but they alighted from the motorcycle and started beating him.

He said that the policeman was seriously injured, with one of his fingers beaten off, and was hospitalised.

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The prosecutor said that the offences of conspiracy and assault contravened the Criminal Code of Ogun, 2006.

The accused persons pleaded not guilty to the charges and the Magistrate, Mr Martins Akinyemi, granted them bail for N80,000 with two sureties, each in like sum.

Akinyemi adjourned the case to Jan. 30, 2014, for hearing.







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