Suspects Beat, Lock Up Police Inspectors Sent To Arrest Them –

Two suspects were on May 11, 2022, brought before a Badagry Magistrates’ Court by Lagos State Police Command for beating and locking up two police inspectors sent to arrest them.

The suspects, Sule Kurti (49) and Omotunde Ismail (35) are standing trial on a four-count charge bordering on assault, a threat to life, breach of peace, and malicious damage.

Meanwhile, the prosecutor, ASP Ikem Uko, told the court that the defendants committed the offense on May 07, 2022, at about 05 am in the Morogbo area, Lagos.

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He stated that the defendants threatened the lives of Inspector Izevbekhai Imevbore and Inspector Ariyo Kayode, who were in their house to arrest them.

“The defendants hit one of the officers, Kayode, with an iron rod on his left hand and shoulder and inflicted internal injury on him.

“They also assaulted them by locking the police officers in their house and beating them while performing their constitutional duty.

“The defendants conducted themselves in a manner likely to cause a breach of peace by locking the iron gate against them.

“They also damaged one phone valued at N45,000, property of one of the police officers.”

The Magistrate, Mr. Patrick Adekomaiya, granted the defendants bail in the sum of N100,000 each, with two sureties in like sum, and adjourned the case to May 25, 2022, for further hearing.

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