The police on Tuesday arraigned a 36-year-old auditor, Omobolaji Ipadeola, in an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court f0r allegedly assaulting and tearing the uniform of a policeman.
Ipadeola, a resident of Command Road, Ipaja, Lagos, is standing trial for alleged breach of peace and assault.
The Prosecutor, Insp. George Nwosu, told the court that the accused committed the offences on Oct. 3 at Iyana-Ipaja, Lagos.
Nwosu said that Ipadeola unlawfully assaulted a police sergeant on duty by hitting him and tearing his uniform.
He said that a team of police officers were on patrol and stopped the accused who was driving his Honda Accord car, but he refused to stop.
“The accused refused to stop initially but was intercepted in traffic, he was then asked to produce his vehicle document but he refused.
“The police team leader instructed the complainant to take the accused to the station for questioning following his refusal to comply with their directive.
“But the accused refused to go to the station and started fighting with the complainant and in the process tore part of his uniform,” he said.
The offences contravened sections 166 and 172 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that section 172 provides for four-year imprisonment for the offence.
Ipadeola pleaded not guilty to the charge and was granted bail in the sum of N50,000 with one surety in like sum.
The Magistrate, Mr A.A Adesanya, adjourned the case till Oct. 26 for mention.