Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Hardened criminals in court for stabbing police sergeant

29-year-old Lukman Kayode and 19-year old Olusegun Ayanniyi who reports say are chief terrorists of the Elgbeta area on the Lagos Island have been arrested for allegedly attacking a policeman and were both arraigned before a Tinubu Magistrate Court on a five count charge bordering on assault and stealing.

Reports say policemen from the Area A Command, Lion Building, after receiving a distress call on the likelihood of a fracas between two rival gang groups in the community had mobilised six-men of the force to storm the area.

On getting to the community where the hoodlums had converged, reports say the gang members decided to join forces to chase the policemen away by unleashing cutlasses and other dangerous weapons pursuing the men of the force who ran for safety in different directions.

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However, one of the policemen, a sergeant, Tunde Adeyemi, was not lucky to escape as he was caught up by the hoodlums who inflicted wounds on him stabbing him in the head and other parts of his body and dispossessed him off his phone and money .

Adeyemi was later rescued in a pool of his blood by another group of reinforced policemen who returned to the scene of the attack where the two suspects were apprehended.

While the suspects were paraded at the Magistrate’s Court police prosecutor, Inspector I. Okeke, read their charges in part before the magistrate, Mr. A. Adefulire saying, “That you, Lukman Kayode, Oluwasegun Ayanniyi, and others at large, on April 26, 2016, at about 9.30pm at the back of a mini stadium in Elegbeta, Lagos Island, in the Lagos Magisterial District, did unlawfully assault one Sergeant Tunde Adeyemi by beating him with fist blows, breaking bottles on his head, hacking him with a cutlass and leaving him in a pool of blood.

“That you and others at large, on the same date time and place, in the aforementioned magisterial district, did steal one Nokia phone worth N15,000, a Techno Y2 valued at N14,000, and cash sum of N20,000 property of one Sergeant Tunde Adeyemi, attached to Area A Command, Lion Building, thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 237 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.”

The magistrate ordered that both suspects who pleaded not guilty be locked up in prison adjourning the case until the 16th of May to decide on bail application.

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