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Monday, July 11, 2016

Court remands 2 in prison for assault on FRSC marshals

A Magistrate Court in Lagos, at the weekend remanded two men in prison for assault on men of the Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC), reports ITRealms.

The Sector Commander, Lagos State Sector Command Corps Commander, Mr. Hyginus Omeje, disclosed this to ITRealms, saying that the two men occasioned the assault to Corp marshals while performing their duty in Lagos on Sunday, July 3, 2016.

He also said that in arraigning the assaulters on Friday, July 8, 2016, in a suit No. SL/89/2016 titled Commissioner of Police versus Nwandu Onyeka, male, 32 and Okechuckwu Jackson, male 35, were arraigned before Magistrate A.A. Famobiwo of Magistrate Court 3, Surulere, Lagos.

The Sector Commander in a press release endorsed by the acting sector public education officer and deputy route commander, Bisi Sonusi, said the two and others still at large attacked and seriously injured FRSC Officials while on their legitimate duties at Akinhanmi Street, Surulere, Lagos.

The accused are being prosecuted for three count charges of conspiracy, assault and obstruction, offences contrary to Sections 172 and 117 of the Criminal laws of Lagos State. They pleaded not guilty and were granted bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties each in like sum.

The case was adjourned till July 18, 2016 for mention, but the accused were ordered for remand in prison by the court until they meet bail conditions.

The Sector Commander further said that nobody who assaults his men on duty will go free as perpetrators will be prosecuted in accordance with the relevant laws of the land.

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