Two face trial for allegedly slapping, intimidating police officers

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Two face trial for allegedly slapping, intimidating police officers
Two face trial for allegedly slapping, intimidating police officers

Africa-Press – Nigeria. Two persons, Amaka Anulia and Kelechi Anyinwa, who allegedly slapped and intimidated two police officers, on Tuesday appeared before a Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

The defendants – Anulia, 33; and Anyinwa, 38 – are facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, resisting lawful arrest and assault.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, Insp Reuben Solomon, informed the court that the duo committed the offences on February 20 at No 46, Towolawi St., Coker, Surulere Lagos.

Solomon said that the defendants assaulted two police officers who were on official duty to invite the first defendant to answer an alleged offence of obtaining money under false pretences.

He explained that the second defendant joined the first defendant to slap and intimidate one ASP Afolabi Olushola and ASP Gladys Nnaji, but were eventually arrested.

The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The prosecutor noted that the offences were punishable under Sections 172, 174 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State.

The Magistrate, Mrs Sanusi Adagun, admitted the defendants to bail in the sum of N100,000 each, with two responsible sureties each in like sum.

Adagun said the sureties must be gainfully employed and have their addresses verified by the court and then adjourned the matter until March 18, for hearing.

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