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Mother, son, arraigned for assaulting police officer


By Michelle Ofulue, Osogbo

The Osun State Police Command has dragged a 65-year-old mother, Adunni Otitola, her son, Damilare Otitola, 34, before an Osogbo Magistrate’s Court , for allegedly assaulting a policeman while performing his lawful duty.

The defendants were arraigned alongside one Ismail Abdulahi, on three counts bordering on assault, breach of peace and reckless driving.

The prosecutor, Inspector Adeoye Kayode, told the court that the accused committed the offence on January 21, 2023, at about 3:30 pm, at BCGA area Osogbo, Osun State capital.

Kayode added that the accused persons conducted themselves in a manner likely to cause a breach of the peace.

According to the prosecutor, one Otitola, in charge of a Toyota Avensis broke the traffic rules by recklessly driving on ane-way, putting the lives of others in danger.

The offences contravene Sections 356, 249(d) and 18(1) of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol. II and RTR CAP 113 Vol, 5 Laws of Osun State of Nigeria 2002.

The defendants pleaded not guilty to the allegations slammed against them.

B.Y. Dada, lawyer for the 1st and 2nd defendants, applied for their bail in most liberal terms.

Also, counsel to the 3rd accused person, Najite Okogbe, urged the court to admit his client to bail in most liberal term.

Ruling on the bail application, the presiding Magistrate, Olusola Aluko, granted each of the accused persons bail in the sum of N100,000, with two sureties each in like sum.

He adjourned the case till February 21, 2023, for hearing.

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