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Court Imprisons Three Men For Ganging Up To Beat Policeman

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One Iyaganku magistrate court in Ibadan, has ordered that three men who allegedly beat a policeman to death, be remanded in prison, pending legal advice.

The magistrate, Mrs. Mercy Amole-Ajimoti, ordered that Abubakar Mohammed, 25; Salisu Usman, 20; and Ajayi Ojo, 32, be remanded in Agodi prison.

Naija News understands that this is one of the few cases for a country that is rife with extra-judicial killings and Police brutality.

Amole-Ajimoti in her ruling refused to take the plea of the defendants but ordered the police to return the case file to the Oyo State Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP).

She subsequently adjourned the case until July 15, for mention.

The prosecution counsel, Insp. Sunday Ojeleye told the court that the three defendants after allegedly conspiring, assaulted the Police officer, Tirimisiyu Akinola on March 22, by 7pm at Sabo area, Mokola, Ibadan.

Akinola was allegedly assaulted with dangerous weapons at Sabo, while on lawful duty in a dark spot in the area.

According to Ojeleye, the deceased, was a policeman attached to the Area Command, Iyaganku, Ibadan, and led a team of policemen to Sabo.

The prosecution noted that the offence contravened provisions of Section 316 and is punishable under sections 319 and 324.



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