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Civilian to Pay N200,000 Bail for Attacking Police Officer

A civilian who viciously attacked a police officer has been asked to pay the sum of Two Hundred Thousand Naira (N200,000) as bail for his unruly behaviour.

The man, Mr Samuel Jacob, has been dragged before a Badagry Magistrates’ Court for assaulting an officer of the Nigeria Police Force, NPF.

Jacob, a 29-year-old man, reportedly descended on Sageant Musa Hassan and bit off his index finger following an earlier provocation.

However, the report did not mention the origin of the incident, as it reported that Jacob severely wounded the police officer.

Court Ask Civilian to Provide 2 Sureties

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge. The Chief Magistrate, Mr Fadaunsi Adefioye, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum while he adjourned the case until November 11 for mention.

The Prosecution Counsel, ASP. Clement Okuiomose told the court that the defendant committed the offence on October 3, at about 11:30 a.m at Oloko, Badagry area of Lagos.

Meanwhile, the defendant, Okuiomose, reportedly poured fuel on Sgt Hassan while performing his lawful duty.

The offence, the prosecution said, contravened the provisions of sections 246 and 174 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

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