Trouble In Ejigbo,Lagos As Police Sergeant Got Beaten To Stupor

We can authoritatively report that Edward Salami, a police sergeant has been hospitalised after he was beaten to stupor by a group of six suspects he attempted to arrest in a bar around Ejigbo community in Lagos.

It was gathered that the gang were having drinks at a joint at Pipeline Junction, Ejigbo when the victim was invited to perform his official duty.On getting to the spot, Salami tried to arrest the gang for breaching public peace but later got pummeled, which resulted to severe injuries on him as some of the suspects beat him and poured drinks on him

Salami went back to the station where some of his colleagues mobilized themselves and made their way to the joint. The officers arrested one of them while others forced their escape. The caught suspect, Abeeb Ola, was arraigned before the Ejigbo Magistrate Court for assault.

He pleaded not guilty. The prosecutor, Supol Kenneth Asibor, informed the court that the victim, a police sergeant, was performing his lawful duty before he was attacked by the suspects.

The Presiding Magistrate, Teslimi Shomade, granted Ola bail in the sum of N50,000 with one surety in like sum.

He was remanded in prison custody pending when he would be able to perfect his bail condition.

The matter was adjourned till January 9, 2019.

Meanwhile in a related development  an FSARS officer, identified as Inspector Olakunle Olonade, was involved in a fight with the LASTMA official, identified as Rotimi Adeyemo, when the latter stopped him for violating a traffic law at the Iyana Ipaja area of Lagos State on Wednesday, November 28, 2018.

The plain-clothed officer reportedly fetched a gun in his vehicle and gunned down Adeyemo after they disagreed on why he was stopped by his 46-year-old victim.

Adeyemo’s murder attracted a mob to the scene who proceeded to beat up the police officer before the arrival of other police officers of the Lagos State Police Command.






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