Two brothers arraigned for ‘assaulting’ policeman


Two brothers, Darlington Ani and Daniel Ani, were on Friday arraigned for allegedly assaulting a police officer.

Darlington, 28 and Daniel 21, are facing a-six-count charge bordering on assault and breach of peace before an Apapa Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

Prosecuting Inspector Tony Elibeh, said the accused committed the offences between April 21 and April 29, in Olodi-Apapa area of Lagos.

He said the accused assaulted a police officer by obstructing and resisting arrest and, thereby, perverting the course of justice.

“`The accused men, on the said date, did conspire to commit felony, to wit, assault and occasioning harm on one Mr Jude Nweka, thereby inflicting injuries on his head and face.

“The brothers did incite acts of violence, intimidate and cause a breach of the peace to the environment,” he said.

He said when the case was reported to the police, the brothers refused to allow the security men carry out their duty but assaulted them instead.

The accused pleaded not guilty.

Chief Magistrate Titus Abolarinwa granted them N100,000 bail with one surety in the like sum.

He directed that one of the sureties must be a blood relation of the accused.

He added that they must present evidence of payment of two years’ tax to the Lagos State Government.

He stressed that the sureties, whose addresses must be verified by the prosecution, must also present evidence of evidence of means to the court’s registrar.

Abolarinwa, then, adjourned the case to May 18.

The Nation


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