Magistrates court sentences man to jail for singlehandedly beating a policeman [see reason]
Olaoye Moses, a commercial biker, has been placed on detention in Ilesa Correctional Center by an Osogbo Magistrates Court in Osun for allegedly assaulting a police officer.
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Due to the seriousness of the alleged offense, the Magistrate, Mr. A. Ayeba, ordered the defendant to be kept in custody pending a formal application for bail on the next postponed date.
The accused was unrepresented by counsel.
Inspector Akintunde Jacob, the police prosecutor, testified in court that the defendant physically assaulted a sergeant on May 23 at around 10:00 a.m. in Ota-Efun, Osun.
R Jacob claimed that after being stopped by police so that pedestrians might cross the road, the defendant disregarded traffic laws.
“He assaulted one Sgt. Bankole Abiodun who approached him for violating traffic rules and breaching public peace.
“The defendant invited a crowd of police who tried to let him know his mistakes before the situation went out of hand, leading to his arrest,” he said
Moses, on the other hand, entered a not guilty plea.
The criminal code, Cap. 34, Vol. II, Laws of Osun, 2002, sections 249(d) and 516, according to the prosecutor, were violated by the offenses.
The case was postponed by the magistrate until May 26.