The police on Tuesday arraigned two women, Remi Odeyemi, 27, and Aishat Showunmi, 19, in a Magistrates’ Court in Ota, Ogun, for slapping a policeman.

The accused of no fixed address were arraigned on a two-count charge of assault and conspiracy.

The prosecutor, Corporal Olumide Awoleke, told the court that on April 7 at about 8.00 p.m. at Igbusi village, Ifo in Ota, the accused persons slapped Corporal Yemi Odeniyi while on duty.

He said that the assault on Odeniyi was unprovoked, adding that the offence contravened the provisions of Sections 356(i) and 516 of the Criminal Code Revised Law of Ogun, 2006.

The accused pleaded not guilty after the charges were read to them.

The magistrate, Mrs A.O. Abimbola, admitted them to bail in the sum of N100, 000 each with two sureties each in like sum.

She ordered that the sureties who must be employees of reputable companies, must swear to affidavit of means, and must produce evidence of two-year tax clearance.

She adjourned the case until May 14 for mention.

And in Lagos, the Police on Tuesday arraigned a 27-year-old unemployed woman, Chineye Ajasigwe, before a Chief Magistrate, Mrs Oluyemisi Adelaja, over the alleged theft of N500, 000.

The Prosecutor, ASP Soji Ojaokomo, told the court, that the accused, who resides at the Ajegunle area of Lagos, is facing a one-count charge of stealing at an Apapa Chief Magistrates’ Court,

Ojaokomo said the accused committed the offence on April 2, at the Amukoko area of Lagos.

He said the accused allegedly stole the sum of N500, 000 belonging to one Gilbert Okafor.

The prosecutor said “Okafor had asked the accused to assist him to deposit the said sum in the bank, which Ajasigwe converted to his own use, reports the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

He said that the offence contravened Section 285 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The section, according to the prosecutor, prescribes a three-year jail term for convicted offenders.

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

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Adelaja, granted the accused bail in the sum of N250, 000 with one surety in like sum.

She adjourned the case till May 12, for hearing.


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