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Woman slaps policeman, lands in court

The cook slapped one of the policemen who arrested her for being in a ‘black spot’ late at night. She was given a bail of N500, 000 with two sureties each in like sum.

• October 20, 2021
Nigerian police officers used to illustrate the story
Nigerian police officers used to illustrate the story

A cook, Yengi Best, appeared in a Grade I Area Court in Karu, Abuja, on Wednesday for allegedly assaulting a police officer.

The police charged Ms Best, 40, for impersonating a public servant, criminal use of force and voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servants from discharging their lawful duty.

She was also charged for constituting public nuisance.

The prosecution counsel, Osho Olanrewaju, told the court that on August 21, a team of policemen led by Ayodele Stephen, attached to Karu Divisional Headquarters arrested the defendant.

“While the policemen were on a routine patrol within black spots around foreign affairs quarters, Karu, they arrested the defendant at late hours of the night around one of the black spots.

“During the course of police interrogation, the defendant physically assaulted the leader of the team by slapping him twice and inflicting injuries on his face.

“The defendant claimed she was security personnel with the intent to intimidate the policemen. The matter was later reported at Karu Police station by the team of policemen,” Mr Olanrewaju said.

The prosecutor said the offence contravened the provisions of sections 132, 267, 252 and 113 of the Penal Code.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The judge, Inuwa Maiwada, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N500, 000 with two sureties each in like sum.

Mr Maiwada said the sureties must provide means of Identification and their addresses must be verified by the court registry.

He adjourned the case until October 28 for mention. 

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