Ex-convict docked over alleged theft, assault on policemen


A 29-Three hundred and sixty five days-former ex-convict, Ayomide Sikiru, used to be on Thursday introduced sooner than a Sabo Yaba Magistrate Court docket in Lagos, over alleged theft and assault on four policemen.

Mr Sikiru, a resident of Mushin rental of Lagos, is facing a three-count tag of stealing, excessive assault and resisting arrest.

He, nonetheless, pleaded now now not responsible to the costs.

The police prosecutor, Magaji Haruna, told the court docket that the defendant committed the offences at 8.40 a.m. on October 13 at WAEC bus stop on Herbert Macaulay Map, Yaba, Lagos.

He talked about the defendant had stolen a Techno CamonX phone valued at N55,000 from the complainant, Rufina Ezeanowi, while in a tricycle they both boarded.

In response to him, the complainant noticed that her phone used to be missing and known as the glory of the opposite individuals around who searched the defendant and found the phone on him.

Mr Haruna talked about that once four policemen arrived at the scene, the defendant tried to flee and assaulted the law enforcement agents by slapping and giving them fist blows.

He acknowledged that the defendant assaulted Alkali Sunday, a deputy superintendent of police; Adesina Adeyinka, an assistant superintendent of police, and Emmanuel Ajayi, an inspector; and likewise tore the shirt of Yusuf Onuche, a sergeant.

He extra told the court docket that the defendant had beforehand served a Three hundred and sixty five days jail time period for stealing a pair of years abet and had been beforehand convicted of a felony.

The offences contravene Sections 287 (1), 174 (a) and 117 (2) of the Prison Authorized guidelines of Lagos Mutter, 2015. (Revised).

The Recordsdata Agency of Nigeria (NAN) experiences that Section 117 (2) carries three years imprisonment or N200,000 exquisite for resisting arrest.

Section 174 (a) prescribes three-years jail time period for excessive assault while allotment 287 (1) carries seven years imprisonment for the offence of stealing.

The Magistrate, O.Y. Adefope, admitted the defendant to bail within the sum of N500, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

She directed that both sureties wishes to be residing all by the court docket’s jurisdiction and be gainfully employed with proof of tax payments to the Lagos Mutter Authorities.

Mrs Adefope added that the sureties will deserve to have their addresses verified by the court docket and that civil servants and self-employed persons had been exempted.

She adjourned the case unless November for mention.


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