Tricyclist arraigned for attacking policeman

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A tricyclist Opeyemi Animashaun was on Wednesday docked in an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly assaulting a police officer and defecating inside his tricycle to avoid being  arrested.

Animashaun, who resides at No. 1, Oremeji St., Apex AIT Road, Alagbado, Lagos is charged with  assault and causing breach of peace.

The prosecutor, Insp Funmi Akinleye, told the court that the offence was committed on April 5 at Moshalashi Bus Stop, Egbeda Road, Lagos.

Akinleye alleged that the defendant obstructed the free flow of traffic and was arrested by Insp Samson Ajewole, attached to the Gowon Estate Division.

The prosecutor alleged that the defendant pushed Ajewole and n a bid to escape arrest, defecated inside his tricycle.

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The offence, he said, contravenes the provisions of sections 168 and 174 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

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

The Magistrate, Mrs O. O Fajana, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum N50,000 with two sureties in like sum.

Fajana adjourned the case until May 5 for mention.(NAN)

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