Jimoh Lasisi and Femi Ajayi, motorcyclists were on Wednesday arraigned before an Ejigbo Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State, for allegedly beating up two police officers and damaging two police patrol vans.

Lasisi, 43, and Ajayi, 35, are standing trial on a four-count charge bordering on conspiracy, assault and breach of public peace.

The prosecutor, Insp Benedict Aigbokhan, told the court that the defendants and other commercial motorcyclists at large committed the offences on Nov. 22 and Nov 25, at Jakande Estate Gate at Ejigbo.

He said that the defendants conspired and inflicted injuries on the police officers on duty.

According to the prosecutor, the officers included Insp Alulu Tunde and Wasiu Isiaka from Ejigbo Police Station.

Aigbokhan said the defendant also damaged two police patrol vans.

He said the defendants conducted themselves in a manner likely to cause breach of public peace by obstructing free flow of traffic on a busy road.

The prosecutor said that the offences contravened Sections 44, 170(3), 250 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

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

The Magistrate, Mr E. O. Ogunkanmi, granted the defendants bail in the sum of N500, 000 each, with two sureties each in like sum.

Ogunkanmi ordered that the sureties must be gainfully employed and show evidence of tax payment to Lagos State Government and adjourned the case until Jan. 19, 2022 for mention.


Police assure Christian community in Zamfara of adequate security, confirm threat letter to attack churches

Abiodun OBA

The Zamfara State Police Commissioner has assured the Christian community in the state of the intention to give them adequate security, in the face of a purported threat letter to attack Churches in Gusau.

The Commissioner confirmed that a purported threat letter to attack Churches in Gusau has been dropped at the Police Command headquarters but stressed that the police were yet to authenticate the authors of the letter.

Recall that recently, it was recently reported that bandits have written to the Christian community in Zamfara informing them of their intention to attack churches in the State.

The Commissioner of Police explained, “We are yet to ascertain where the letter came from, but considering the current situation in the country, we will not just sit down and overlook the content of the letter.”

He however explained that he had directed for adequate security personnel to be deployed to Churches and Mosques from next Friday to ensure the security of all in the State.

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