Tunde Ajani, a 30-year-old man, who allegedly beat up Paul Okonkwo, a policeman, was brought before an Apapa Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Wednesday.


Ajani, a resident of Ajegunle area of Apapa, is facing a two-count charge of breach of peace and assault.

The offences contravened sections 166 and 171 of the criminal law of Lagos state, 2011. Section 171 prescribes three-year jail term for assault occasioning harm, if found guilty.

Kokoye Olusegun, told the court that the accused committed the offences on September 9 at Layeni Police Station, Ojo Road in Ajegunle.

Olusegun said Ajani assaulted Okonkwo by pulling his uniform and punching the officer, while performing his lawful duty.

“The complainant said he was trying to explain an issue concerning the conduct of the accused to him, when he got angry and started rough handling him,” he said.

M.A Etti, senior magistrate, granted the accused bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.

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

Further hearing in the case was fixed for November 4.

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