Surety sent to prison for assaulting IPO

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YUSUF MUHAMMED

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A 38-year-old man, Damola Adeola, who stood surety for 35-year-old Kolawole Michael, has been arrested by the police at Pen Cinema Police Station, Lagos State, southwest Nigeria, for assaulting an Investigating Officer Officer (IPO), Corporal Funsho Akingbehin.

P.M.NEWS gathered that Michael was arrested by the police following a petition by Barrister Edwin Longe that he allegedly assaulted his wife Mrs. Chinwe Longe in her shop at Oke-Ira area of Ogba, Lagos State.

It was learnt that Damola Adeola came to the station to secure the bail of Kolawole Michael and promised to bring him to the police whenever he was needed at the station until the case was disposed off or pay N100,000.

After the bail, Michael jumped bail and all efforts to make Adeola to produce him proved abortive.

The complainant and the IPO went to arrest Adeola at 30, Oyatogun Street, Oke Ira, Ogba and Adeola mobilized some thugs who allegedly beat up the IPO.

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The thugs also allegedly resisted the arrest of Adeola and damaged the left side mirror of a Toyota Corolla car with registration number LSD 812 BG valued at N30,000 belonging to Edwin Longe.

The IPO was said to have gone for re-enforcement and Adeola was arrested while others fled.

Adeola was charged with 6 counts bordering on assault, resisting arrest, willful damage, conduct likely to cause breach of peace and failure to produce the suspect he stood surety for.

He pleaded not guilty when he was arraigned in court and was granted bail in the sum of N100,000 with a reliable surety.

He was ordered to be remanded in prison custody pending when he will meet the bail condition.

The case was adjourned till 22 September, 2015.