The driver pleaded not guilty to the charge.
A 45-year-old driver, Sule Bankole, on Wednesday appeared in an Abeokuta Magistrates’ Court for allegedly assaulting a police woman by tearing her uniform.
The Police Prosecutor, Inspector Sunday Eigbejiale, told the court that the accused committed the offence on July 12, at 4 p.m. at
Lafenwa Junction in Abeokuta.
He said Mr. Bankole assaulted one Cpl. Blessing Nwauno by pulling and tearing her uniform.
The prosecutor said that the accused, who was divining a Nissan vehicle, was stopped by the police woman when he failed to obey a
“Bankole then forcefully held and tore the corporal’s uniform, almost stripping her naked while she was performing her lawful duty,” he
Mr. Eigbejiale said that the offence contravened Section 352 of the Criminal Code and Ogun state laws.
The accused, who was represented by Olu Adetola, pleaded not guilty to the charge of assault.
His counsel, subsequently, applied for bail for his client, assuring the court that the accused would not jump bail.
The Magistrate, Martins Akinyemi, granted the accused bail in the sum of N50, 000 with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case to August 22 for mention.
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