Three men – Kujembola Olawashina, 36; Kola AfolabI, 42; Alade Adeyinka, 26, and a female, Toyin Obide, 49 – accused of ambushing and unlawfully keeping a cop, were on Monday charged in Lagos.
The litigants showed up under the steady gaze of an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on a four-tally charge of connivance, rupture of the harmony, ambush and blocking cop from playing out his obligation.
They, in any case, argued not blameworthy.
As indicated by the Prosecutor, ASP Ezekiel Ayorinde, the respondents others still everywhere dedicated the offenses on Nov. 18 at Edge Base Technology, Ikeja.
He said that the respondents acted in a way prone to cause rupture of the harmony by beating, deterring and keeping a cop appended to Area F Police Command, Ikeja, from executing his obligation.
“The complainant went to the litigants’ organization to capture one of their staff who neglected to respect the police greeting for a situation of misrepresentation and taking.
“The litigants kept the complainant from capturing the suspect.
“They beat him up and bolted him inside a room.
“At the point when the complainant was at last liberated without executing his obligation, he returned with his associates to capture the litigants while the others got away from,” the examiner said.
The supposed offenses negate Sections 164, 117, 174 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
GIFTALWORLD reports that Section 174 conveys three years’ detainment for ambush while Section 117 accommodates three years’ detainment for blocking and opposing cop.
The Magistrate, Mrs B.O. Osunsanmi, gave the litigants bail of N200,000 each with two sureties, who ought to be profitably utilized and show proof of two years’ duty installment to the Lagos State Government.