By Ayodele Popoola
A 19-year-old teenager, Bidemi Johnson has appeared before Magistrates’ Court in Idanre for allegedly assaulting police officers.
The defendant, whose residential address was not provided, was charged with serious assault and assault occasioning harm.
The police prosecutor, Ajiboye Obadasa told the court that the defendant committed the offence on May 8, 2023 at 1pm, around Utaja road, Odode Idanre.
Obadasa alleged that the accused obstructed two police officers, Sgt Funke Bodunde and one Inspector Blessing Ajayi attached to the Idanre police station from performing their lawful duty and caused them harm
The prosecutor said that the defendant on the same date and place also damaged and removed one of the officers’ buttons attached to her serving uniform.
He said the offence contravenes Section 356(2) and 451 of the Criminal laws of Ondo State, 2006.
The defendant however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Magistrate, Mrs R. Adelakun granted the defendants bail in the sum of N500, 000 and two sureties in like sum.
She adjourned the case till May 24, for hearing.
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