Lagos Man, High on Codeine, Attacks 2 Policemen

The Police in Lagos yesterday arraigned a 31-year-old applicant at an Ikeja magistrates’ court for allegedly assaulting two policemen while under the influence of illicit drug.

Joshua Oshame is facing a two-count charge bordering on assault after the prosecutor, Sgt Michael Unah, alleged that he’d attacked one Insp Yakubu Adeniyi and Sgt. Moses Ogwu, with a beer bottle while on their lawful duties.

Unah told the court that the accused committed the offences on Aug. 25 about 10:30am at Aganga Street, Ifako-Ijaiye in Lagos.

He alleged that the complainants, while on patrol at a suspected criminal hideout area located at Ifako-Ijaiye, apprehended the accused who was in possession of codeine cough syrup and other illicit drugs.

“The accused resisted arrest and in the process, he hit the complainants with a beer bottle,” he said.

Unah said the offences contravened sections 117 and 174 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015, (Revised).

The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge, and the chief magistrate, Mr A. A. Fashola, granted him bail in the sum of N50, 000 with one surety before adjourning the case until Sept. 28 for mention.

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