Police arraign 4 for alleged assault


The Police in Lagos on Wednesday arraigned four men, all aged 21, for allegedly cutting the right shoulder of another man.

The defendants, Mudashiru Ibrahim, John Agidingbi, Moshood Usman and Thankgod Simon, whose addresses are unknown, are standing trial on a three-count charge of conspiracy, assault and willful damage.

The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty.

Earlier, the prosecutor, SP Kehinde Ajayi, informed the court that the defendants committed the offences on March 9 at Oko-oba, Orile Agege, Lagos State.

The prosecutor alleged that the defendants assaulted one Mr Babatunde Yusuf by using a cutlass to cut his right shoulder and inflicting injuries on other parts of his body.

“The defendants damaged security lighting, a snooker board and some tables, property of Mr Jimoh Fatai,” Ajayi added.

According to him, the offences contravene Section 411, 173 and 350 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Ejiro Kubeinje, granted each of the defendants bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties.

Kubeinje adjourned the case until April 17 for mention

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