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Two face trial for allegedly slapping police officers

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By Felix Kuyinu

Two persons identified as Amaka Anulia and Kelechi Anyinwa have been arrainged before the Magistates’ Court in Surulere, Lagos for allegedly assaulting two police officers and trying to evade arrest.

Anulia, 33; and Anyinwa, 38 are facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, resisting lawful arrest and assault.

The Prosecutor, Inspector Reuben Solomon, informed the court that the duo committed the offences on February 20 at No 46, Towolawi Street, Coker, Surulere Lagos.

Solomon said that the defendants assaulted the officers who were on official duty to invite the first defendant to answer an alleged offence of obtaining money under false pretences.

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He explained that the Anyinwa joined the first defendant to slap and intimidate one ASP Afolabi Olushola and ASP Gladys Nnaji, but were eventually arrested.

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

The prosecutor noted that the offences were punishable under Sections 172, 174 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State.

The Magistrate, Sanusi Adagun, admitted the defendants to bail in the sum of N100,000 each, with two responsible sureties each in like sum.

Adagun further ruled that the sureties must be gainfully employed and have their addresses verified by the court. The trial was adjourned till March 18, for hearing.

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