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Three men arraigned for abducting policeman in Lagos

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Three men identified as Olayinka Idowu, Caleb Saviour and Andrew Ogoh, have been arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court sitting in the Ogba area of Lagos State on charges of abduction and assault.

The defendants allegedly abducted a policeman, Inspector Shola Akindeko, to an unknown destination and assaulted him.

One of the suspects, Idowu, was said to have destroyed the policeman’s telephone handset, iPhone XR, valued at N185,000.

Idowu, Saviour and Ogoh were also accused of committing assault in a three-count bordering on committing a felony with assault occasioning harm and cause of breach of public peace.

The police prosecutor, Inspector Josephine Ikhayyera, said the offence committed is punishable under Sections 411, 168(D) and 350 of the Criminal Laws of the Lagos State of Nigeria 2015.

The charge read, “That you, Olayinka Idowu, Caleb Saviour and Andrew Ogoh on April 3, 2023, around 8.30 pm at BRT Garage Awori U-turn, Abule-Egba in the Ikeja Magisterial District did commit felony to wit assault occasioning harm and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2015.

“That you, Olayinka Idowu, on the same date, time and place at the aforementioned Magisterial District did wilfully damage iPhone XR valued at N185,000 property of Inspector Shola Akindeko and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 350 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2015.”

They, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The Magistrate, L.A. Owolabi, gave the suspect an option to pay a fine of N150,000 with two sureties each in like sum.

Owolabi then adjourned the case till May 3 for mention.

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