Lagos man Tijani Muiz docked for biting police officer

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A Nigerian policeman

By Chinyere Omeire

An Ejigbo Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State, on Thursday, granted bail in the sum of N400,000 to one
Tijani Muiz, who allegedly bit the finger of a police Inspector Raymond Maugbe while he was on duty.

Muiz, whose address was not provided, is standing trial on a three-count charge of assault, conduct likely to cause breach of peace and unlawful obstruction.

He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The prosecutor, Insp Benedict Aigbokhan, had told the court that the defendant committed the offences on July 24, at 9.30 p.m. at Jakande Gate, Ejigbo, Lagos State.

According to Aigbokhan, the defendant obstructed Insp Raymond Maugbe from carrying out his official duty.

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“In the course of obstructing the officer from carrying out his official duty, the defendant assaulted the officer by biting him on his left finger,” he said.

Aigbokhan added that the defendant conducted himself in a manner likely to cause breach of public peace.

He said that the offences contravened Sections 168(d), 173 and 174(b) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The Magistrate, Mrs A. K. Dosunmu, also ordered that the defendant should produce two sureties in like sum.

She directed that the sureties must be gainfully employed and show evidence of tax payment to Lagos State Government.

She adjourned the case until Aug. 23 for mention.

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