The gavel of justice
Scores of hoodlums allegedly extorting money from fun seekers at the Bar beach in Victoria Island, Lagos have attacked an official of the Kick Against Indiscipline, KAI Brigade, Fatai Lawal and stabbed him 10 times.
The leader of the hoodlums, identified as Joseph Ogundele was arrested by the police and charged before the Igbosere Magistrates’ Court on a two-count charge of inflicting injury on a KAI official,
The police disclosed in the charge sheet that the hoodlums were fighting on the road at the Bar Beach when KAI officials intervene to disperse them.
Some of the hoodlums did not take kindly to this as they attacked the officials and stabbed them with dangerous weapons such as broken bottles, stones and sticks.
One of the KAI officials was stabbed 10 times all over the body.
A distress call was made to the DPO in charge of Bar Beach Police Division, Victoria Island, CSP Olusegun Ajamolaya who sent a team of policemen to arrest the trouble makers.
Joseph Ogundele was arrested while others escaped. The victim was taken to the hospital for treatment.
The prosecuting police officer, Inspector Rotimi Sumonu said the offences were punishable under sections 166(a) and 243 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2011.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the alleged crime and Magistrate J.O.A Adepoju admitted him to bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.
Adepoju adjourned the case till 18 August, 2016 for mention and ordered that the defendant be kept at Ikoyi prison, Lagos pending when he will fulfill his bail conditions.
Source:: PM Newspaper