Lagos Taxi Driver Who Beat Up Policeman In Ajegunle Apapa Charged Today

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June 17, 2016 – Taxi Driver Who Beat Up Police Officer In Ajegunle Apapa Lagos Charged Today

Iseuru Ekpe, a 38-year-old cab driver who allegedly beat up a police officer, was on today charged before an Apapa Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

Ekpe, who resides in Ajegunle area of Apapa, is facing a charge of unlawful assault.

The prosecutor, Insp. Tony Elibeh, told the court that the accused committed the offence on June 13 at Nosamu Street, Ajegunle, Apapa, Lagos.
Elibeh said that the accused assaulted the police officer, Femi Ademola, while he was carrying out his lawful duty.

He alleged that the complainant stopped the accused to interrogate him on why he was driving recklessly.

“The complaint said that when he confronted the accused he became angry and started throwing punches at him,’’ he said.

Elibeh said the offence contravened the provisions of Sections 171 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Section 171 prescribed a three-year jail term for offenders.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr Titus Abolarinwa, granted the accused bail in the sum of N100, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

He adjourned the case till July 6 for mention.

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10 thoughts on “Lagos Taxi Driver Who Beat Up Policeman In Ajegunle Apapa Charged Today

  1. Police are people some love to hate but when those same people are attacked or are oppressed by people more powerful than them they run to the same police they deride.it is not easy being a police officer so people should try to understand that much as there are few bad eggs among the rank most police officers are just people doing their duties the best way they can and should therefore not be molested for doing their job.

    • Well-said. I believe that we should co-operate with law enforcement officers as much as possible. There are bad eggs in the service, as you have noted, but most, I believe, mean well.

  2. too bad that u were caught, police can liar against u just to achieve their aim. sorry bro, in this hardship.

  3. I hope same goes a police man that does same, cos policemen waste people lives with that their untrained gun

  4. The first report we got concerning this case was that the cab driver was actually beating his fiancee to the point of death and dragging her on the ground before the police man came to the rescue of the girl and the driver then transfered the aggression to him and dealt with him mercilessly. But now this: I dont know which to believe.

    I take a stroll…

  5. D man has no respect 4 d law and deserve to be punished..
    No matter what he has no right 2 fight an officer.

  6. You made a mistake to hit a police man. You know that 95% of them are liars and now you will suffer in jail.

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