Feb 12, 2018 – Drama As Police Superintendent Sons Beat Up Policemen At Macarthy Police Barracks On Lagos Island
2 siblings who allegedly beat up a Chief Superintendent of Police and a Superintendent of Police today appeared before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.
16-year-old Abubakar Bello and 19-year-old Sikiru Bello were docked alongside a woman, Risikat Arowolo, 33, before Chief Magistrate Patrick Adekomaya.
The trio are standing trial on two- count charge of conspiracy and assault.
According to the police, the defendants and the alleged victims are neighbours at Macarthy Police Barracks on Lagos Island.
Prosecuting police officer, Sgt. Peace Chukwudi identified the alleged victims as CSP Onojaife Kent and SP Nwaimo Christopher.
Chukwudi said the accused persons’ father is also a Police Superintendent.
She told the court that the incident occurred on February 10 at Macarthy Barracks.
According to her, a fight broke out following a heated argument during last Saturday’s clean-up exercise at the barracks.
The court heard that trio allegedly conspired and assaulted the policemen.
Chukwudi said the defendants beat the officers with belts and pushed them into a gutter.
According to the prosecutor, the offences contravened sections 411 and 172 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 and punishable under same.
The defendants pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Chief Magistrate Adekomaiya granted each defendant bail in the sum of N50,000 and a surety in like sum.
Hearing on the case continues on March 14.