Two men, Sule Kurti (49) and Omotunde Ismail (35), have been arraigned in a Badagry Magistrates’ Court after beating up police inspectors sent to their home to arrest them.
The defendants were charged on four counts of assault, threat to life, breach of peace and malicious damage.
The prosecutor, ASP Ikem Uko, informed the court that the suspects committed the crime on May 7, at about 5 am in the Morogbo area of Lagos.
He explained that the defendants threatened the lives of Inspector Izevbekhai Imevbore and Inspector Ariyo Kayode who were sent from Morogbo Division to arrest them.
According to him: “The defendants hit one of the officers, Kayode, with an iron rod on his left hand and shoulder and inflicted internal injury on him.
“They also assaulted them by locking the police officers in their house and beating them while performing their constitutional duty.
“The defendants conducted themselves in a manner likely to cause a breach of peace by locking the iron gate against them.
“They also damaged one phone valued at N45,000, property of one of the police officers.”
The Magistrate, Patrick Adekomaiya, granted the suspects a bail of N100,000 each, with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case to May 25.