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18-year-old boy charged to court for ‘brutally assaulting’ security guard

The Lagos State Police have arraigned an 18-year-old boy, Michael Segun, before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly beating up a security guard with planks and bottles.

He appeared before Chief Magistrate, Mrs Bola Osunsanmi, on Tuesday, 11th of July 2023. The unemployed teenager of the Captain area, Abule Egba, Lagos, was charged with conspiracy and assault.

Police prosecutor, ASP Raji Akeem told the court on Monday that the offences were committed on June 1, 2023 at Larryem Hotel, Abule Egba, Lagos.

Akeem alleged that the defendant invited his friends and brutally assaulted the complainant, Mr Shettima Ibrahim, a hotel security guard, for daring to rebuke him for smoking Indian hemp within the hotel premises.

The prosecutor told the court that the complainant was rushed to hospital for medical attention. According to him, the offences contravened Sections 173 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges. The Chief Magistrate, Bola Osunsanmi, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.

Osunsanmi adjourned the case until August 2 for mention.

Meanwhile, last month, the Ogun state police command arraigned two men, Wale Fatai, 32 and Oyemomilara Deji, 25 in Ota Magistrate’s Court, for allegedly disturbing public peace.

The defendants were charged with three-counts of breach of peace, conspiracy and threat t life. Fatai and Deji, however, pleaded not guilty.

Prosecution counsel, E.O Adaraloye, told the court that the accused and others still at large committed the offences on March 23 at about 10:30pm at the Aparadiga area of Itele-Awori, Ota.

Adaraloye said the two men, alongside their accomplices, conspired to conduct themselves in a manner likely to cause a breach of peace by constituting a nuisance in the community.

He said that they also threatened the life of the Chairman, Olaoluwa Community Development Area (CDA), Mr Nurudeen. The prosecutor said the offences contravened the Criminal Code, Laws of Ogun, 2006.

The Magistrate, Mrs A.O. Adeyemi, admitted each of the defendants to N100,000 bail with one surety in like sum.

Adeyemi ordered that the surety must reside within the court’s jurisdiction and be gainfully employed with evidence of tax payment to the Ogun State government.