Police arraign man for allegedly assaulting constable


The Police, on Monday evening arraigned 36-year-old Joseph Moureen for allegedly assaulting a supernumerary police constable by holding his neck and causing him bodily harm.

Moureen, whose address was not provided, is facing a two-count charge of assault and causing bodily harm.

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

The prosecutor, Insp Olusegun Kokoye, had told the court that the defendant unlawfully assaulted supernumerary police constable Abdulkareem Abdulahi while performing his lawful duty.

Kokoye said that the defendant assaulted Abdulahi and caused him bodily harm in contravention of Sections 174(B) and 173 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The Magistrate, Mrs S. O. Obasa, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N100,000 with two  sureties, who must provide their bank verification numbers  and pictures.

Obasa adjourned the matter until Sept. 27 for mention.


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