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Police charge Abuja revenue officials with alleged assault

The officials allegedly intercepted the accuser’s car in traffic and beat him up.

• September 24, 2020
AMAC-Office (Photo Credit: Independent Newspaper)

The police on Thursday arraigned three Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) revenue officials in a Wuse Zone 6 magistrate court for alleged assault.

Police said the revenue officials intercepted the accuser’s car in traffic on September 3. The officials allegedly dragged him out of his car and beat him up.

The suspects pleaded not guilty of the offence, and Chief Magistrate Omolola Akindele granted them bail on the condition of paying N500,000 each and presenting two sureties each. 

The judge required at least one surety to live within the court’s jurisdiction and be a civil servant on a grade level 10 or above. 

This case was adjourned until October 12 for further hearing.

As a growing metropolis, Abuja has started experiencing regular clashes between motorists and city officials, especially road traffic managers.

Municipal authorities have repeatedly warned of harsh consequences for the abuse of public officials, but they have been less outspoken regarding the provocative tactics of officials.

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