Police Officer’s Sons Beats Up SP and CSP

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Two sons of a Police Superintendent, aged 16 and 19, yesterday, appeared before an Igbosere magistrate’s court in Lagos for beating up two superintendents of police with belt.

The two siblings are standing trial alongside a 33-year-old woman, Risikat Arowolo, resident at McCarthy Police Barracks, Lagos Island, on a two-count charge of conspiracy and assault before Magistrate Patrick Adekomaiya.

The Police prosecutor, Sergeant Peace Chukwudi, told the court that the incident occurred on February 10, at McCarthy Police Barracks in Lagos Island.

She said that the trio conspired amongst themselves and assaulted two policemen, who reside in the same barracks with them.

Chukwudi said that the defendants allegedly assaulted the policemen by beating them with belt and also pushed them into the gutter.

The assaulted policemen are Chief Superintendent Onojaife Kent and Superintendent, Nwaimo Christopher.

According to the prosecutor, the offence committed is punishable under Sections 411 and 172 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.

However, the defendants pleaded not guilty to the charge preferred against them.

Magistrate Adekomaiya granted the defendants bail in the sum of N50,000, each with one surety each in like sum.

He said that the surety must show his bank statement and tax payment to Lagos State government to the court.

The case was adjourned till March 14 for mention.

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