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Man arraigned for beating policeman and stealing his beret and N80k

The Lagos state police command has arraigned a 21-year-old man identified as Stephen Monday before an Ebute Meta Magistrate’s Court on charges of assault and theft.

 

The suspect is accused of beating a police Inspector Folorunsho Lawal, who was on duty at Otto community, Ebute Metta. 

 

Monday who is also accused of tearing Lawal’s uniform in a three-count charge bordering on assault, theft and conduct likely to cause breach of public peace, reportedly committed the offence on January 29, 2022 around 03.30pm, with others now at large. 

 

The charges against him read; 

 

“That you, Stephen Monday, and others now at large, on January 29, 2022, around 03.30pm, at G-Express, Otto, Ebute Metta, in the Lagos Magisterial District, did assault one Inspector Folorunsho Lawal while performing his legal duty by beating him and tearing his uniform, thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 173 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

“That you, Stephen Monday, and others at large, on the same date, time and place, in the aforementioned magisterial district, did conduct yourselves in a manner likely to cause a breach of peace by attacking Inspector Lawal while he was performing his legal duty, thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 168 (d) Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

“That you, Stephen Monday, and others at large, on the same date, time and place in the aforementioned magisterial district, did steal N80,000 and a beret valued at N20,000, property of one Inspector Lawal, thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.”

 

Magistrate F. F. George granted the defendant bail and adjourned the case till February 7, 2022, for trial.

 

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