Funke Busari, Lagos
A Chief Magistrate Court in Yaba on Monday granted bail to one Ben Emmanuel, in the sum of 500,000 naira for allegedly assaulting a LASTMA officer.
This is according to Director, Public Affairs of the Lagos State Ministry of Justice, Kayode Oyekanmi.
Recall that the suspect in company of some persons who are now at large, was alleged to have assaulted and inflicted injuries on an officer of the traffic management agency, one Ismaila Lukman, while carrying out his assigned official duty on Sunday 8th November 2020 at Jakande Junction area in Lekki.
The Lagos State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Moyosore Onigbanjo SAN, the Director of Public Prosecutions had on 10th November 2020, arraigned the suspect before Yaba, Chief Magistrate Court on a two count charge of grievious bodily harm under Section 245 and resisting a public officer while engaged in discharge of his lawful duties under Section 117 (1).
Granting conditions for his bail, the suspect must provide two bail sureties.
The case was adjourned till 26th November 2020 for trial to commence.
Mr Moyosore Onigbanjo SAN has sounded a note of warning to recalcitrant members of the public to stop harassment of officials of the State Government carrying out their lawful duties.