Four charged for detaining police officer


Three men – Kujembola Olawashina, 36; Kola AfolabI, 42; Alade Adeyinka, 26, and a female, Toyin Obide, 49 – charged with assaulting and unlawfully detaining a policeman, were on Monday arraigned in Lagos.

The defendants appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on a four-count charge of conspiracy, breach of the peace, assault and obstructing police officer from performing his duty.

They, however, pleaded not guilty.

According to the Prosecutor, ASP Ezekiel Ayorinde, the defendants and others still at large committed the offences on Nov. 18 at Edge Base Technology, Ikeja.

He said that the defendants conducted themselves in a manner likely to cause breach of the peace by beating, obstructing and detaining a police officer attached to Area F Police Command, Ikeja, from executing his duty.

“The complainant went to the defendants’ company to arrest one of their staff who failed to honour the police invitation in a case of fraud and stealing.

“The defendants prevented the…



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