Court Jails Mom, Son For Assaulting DPO, Constable


An Ilorin Magistrates’ Court on Friday sentenced a mother and her son to nine years imprisonment for resisting arrest and assaulting police officers.

The mother, Ayodeji Abdullahi, 50, was sentenced to seven years, while Lukman Bolakale, 27, bagged two years imprisonment with 20 strokes of cane.

The Magistrate, Mrs Silifat Sambo, gave the accused persons an option to N3,000 and N2,000 fines, respectively, in addition to 20 lashes for the son.

Prosecutor Isaq Yakub told the court that they assaulted Ajayi Alice, a constable, attached to ‘D’ Division, Adewole Estate, Ilorin, who was on duty at Gari-Alimi Roundabout, Ilorin on September 17.

Yakub said that the convicts disobeyed traffic law and resisted arrest.

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He said that the police entered the convict’s car and she drove to her house where her son, Lukman ran out to slap and assault the police officer.

The prosecutor also said the convict slapped the Divisional Police Officer, tore his clothes valued at N8, 000 and dragged him, while shouting on top of her voice.

He said that the convicts were arraigned on a six-count charge of criminal conspiracy, criminal force, assault, resisting arrest, kidnapping and obstruction of lawful duty.

He said the offences were contrary to Sections 97, 265, 172, 273 and 149 of the Penal Code.

The accused persons pleaded guilty to all the charges.

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