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Lagos Bus Driver Who Bites Police Officer’s Nose & Chest Gets Community Service

lagos danfo bus driver bites policeman chest and nose

An Igbosere Magistrates’ Court yesterday sentenced a bus driver, Jamiu Adeoye, to a one-day community service for biting a police officer’s nose and chest.

Magistrate A. M. Davies convicted Adeoye, 31, after he pleaded guilty to a one-count charge of unlawful assault.

She ordered him to sweep the court’s premises for a day.

The convict was arraigned by the police on August 13.

Prosecuting Sergeant Cyriacus Osuji said Adeoye committed the offence on August 9 at 7:40pm at P and T, Obalende, Lagos.

The court heard that the complainant, Inspector Joseph Tirven, tried to stop Adeoye from flouting traffic laws but the driver got angry and attacked the officer.

“He unlawfully assaulted the complainant, Inspector Joseph Tirven, by biting his nose and chest,” Osuji said.

Adeoye pleaded not guilty.

The court granted him N200,000 bail with two sureties in the like sum. They are to show evidence of tax payment to the Lagos State Government. But he could not meet the bail conditions.

At the resumed hearing of the case yesterday, Adeoye changed his plea to guilty.




  1. Big Aunty Koks

    September 11, 2018 at 7:00 AM

    The fact that the man was sentenced to community service for one day by the court does not mean he is not a convict. He is a convict. Should he fill employment forms or apply for visa or the like, those probing questions seeking to know if he has ever been convicted of any criminal offence will henceforth be answered in the affirmative by him and those columns do not usually make room for further explanation of circumstances or duration of sentence.
    Pity that at 31years his folly led him into this one chance situation.

  2. iron bar

    September 11, 2018 at 11:36 AM

    what about police that molests drivers and even kill because of 20 naira roja or dragging people out of car because they stood firm when responding that their vehicle papers are in order.police who will seize yr phone bcos it has intl numbers stored on it.i condemn assault but police are worse and displays zero civility.

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