A 50-year-old man, Totoola Adetunji was on Monday arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court Lagos for allegedly biting off a police officer’s skin. Adetunji is facing trial on a four-count charge of conspiracy, assault, breach of peace and obstruction. The Prosecutor, Sgt. Kehinde Omiseki, told the court that the accused and others at large conspired and committed the offences on July 9 at about 9 p.m. at Odunfa Street, Lagos Island. Omiseki said that the accused unlawfully assaulted one Cpl. John Olusegun by biting him on his left arm.
He said that the accused also conducted himself in a manner likely to cause breach of peace by throwing stones, sticks and bottles at some Police officers on lawful duty. He said that the accused prevented the police officers from performing their lawful duty by blocking the road with stick and tricycle.
According to the prosecutor, the offences contravened Sections 117 (2), 166 (d), 171 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011. The accused pleaded not guilty. The Magistrate, Mr P. A. Adekomaya, granted the accused bail in the sum of N50, 000, with one surety in like sum.
Adekomaya said that the surety must produce evidence of three years tax payment and have his address verified. The case was adjourned till Aug. 30.