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Lady remanded in prison for slapping police officer, appears in court April 6


By Olushola Okewole


One 30-year old lady, Ayomide Olatunji, has been arrested and remanded in prison for slapping a female Police officer, Inspector Modupe Francis, while on duty.


The incident happened at Ejigbo Police Divisional headquarters where Francis is serving as an investigative officer.


The slapping incident shocked everyone present at the Police Station including the victim, Modupe, who was performing her lawful duty at the station when the incident happened.


It was gathered that the accused had issue with her neighbour who then reported to the police and she was invited over to the police station in order to resolve the matter.


However, while the matter was being resolved, Olatunji kept shouting on top of her voice and the officer, Francis, was said to have cautioned her but she rather became angrier and gave her dirty slaps.


The victim’s face got swollen and she was taken to an undisclosed hospital for treatment while Olatunji was immediately arrested. She was later charged before the Ejigbo Magistrates Court for assault.


She pleaded not guilty before the court while the prosecutor, Supol Kenneth Asibor, then asked the court to give a date for hearing since she pleaded not guilty for the police to prove that she actually committed the offence.


The presiding Magistrate, Mr. Teslim Shomade, granted her bail in the sum of N50, 000 with one surety in like sum.


She was remanded in prison custody pending when she would perfect her bail conditions. The matter was adjourned till April 6, 2020.