A Magistrate court in Osogbo, Osun State, on Thursday, remanded an ex-convict, Idowu Wahab, in custodial centre for attacking a police officer in charge of the Oja-Oba Police station, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, Prince Adeleke Adewale.
The court also remanded Idowu’s brother, Opeyemi Popoola, in prison for stealing.
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The police prosecutor, Inspector Olayiwola Razaq, told the court that the accused persons committed the offence on 8th and 9th of September, 2020 at Oja Oba Police Station.
The prosecutor said Popoola stole four men’s singlets valued at N1,200 which belongs to one Francis Ezekwere and was arrested upon complaint by the owner.
He explained that Idowu heard about the arrest of his brother, went to the police station and assaulted ASP Adeleke while performing his lawful duty and also threatened to kill the police officer.
The prosecutor stated that the offence committed by the accused persons was contrary to and punishable under Section 516, 356(5), 390(9), 86(1) and 451 of the Criminal Code Cap 34 vol.II Laws of Osun State Nigeria, 2002.
The accused persons pleaded not guilty to the offence leveled against them.
Their counsel, Kehinde Adepoju, applied for their bail.
But the prosecutor opposed the bail on the premise that Iwodu is an ex-convict and that he is dangerous, saying that the life of the police officer will be in danger if the bail was granted.
The Magistrate, Ishola Omisade, remanded the accused persons in Ilesa custodial center till 16th of September, 2020.