21st October, 2013
A 34-year old man, Emmanuel Ubong, has been charged to court for allegedly attempting to strangle a Police Sergeant, Oyewo Olukayode, with handcuffs, in Ilupeju area of Lagos State, southwest Nigeria.
He was charged along with some members of his family who were allegedly watching while Ubong attempted to kill the policeman.
They were charged before Oshodi Magistrate’s court with conduct likely to cause breach of public peace and attempted murder.
The incident happened at 12, Adeola Adeleye Street, Ilupeju, Lagos, where he resides with his family.
The policeman attached to Ilupeju division suffered the fate after he went to arrest Ubong in his house for allegedly committing an undisclosed offence.
PM.NEWS gathered that while Olukayode was attempting to handcuff Ubong, the suspect allegedly disarmed and collected the handcuff from Oluayode and pushed him to the wall and used the handcuffs to tie his neck in a bid to strangle the policeman.
However, their neighbours intervened and rescued the policeman.
The victim was injured and rushed to a hospital where he is being treated.
The incident was reported at the police station and the police mobilized more officers to arrest Ubong and some members of his family.
Those arrested were his wife, Imeh Obong, 29, and two of his relations, Happiness Okon, 27, and Udeni Idorenyin, 31.
The members of his family were charged with conduct likely to cause breach of public peace, while Ubong was charge dfor attempted murder under the criminal code.
When they were arraigned, they pleaded not guilty.
The presiding Magistrate, Mrs A. A. Ipaye-Nwachuwu granted them bail in the sum of N100,000 with one surety in like sum. The matter was adjourned till 22 October, 2013, while they were remanded pending when they will fulfill their bail condition.