Police officer’s children whip SP, CSP with belt, get N100,000 bail

The two siblings, whose ages are 16 and 19, are standing trial alongside a 33-year-old woman, Risikat Arowolo, on a two-count charge of conspiracy and assault

Two teenage boys of a Superintendent of Police, Abubakar Bello and Sikiru Bello, who allegedly beat up two SPs with belt, were on Monday brought before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.
The two siblings, whose ages are 16 and 19, are standing trial alongside a 33-year-old woman, Risikat Arowolo, on a two-count charge of conspiracy and assault.
Police Prosecutor, Sergeant Peace Chukwudi, told the court that the accused committed the offences on February 10 at Macarthy Police Barracks on Lagos Island.
Chukwudi said the trio conspired and assaulted the two police officers, who also live in the same police barracks with the accused.
She said: “The accused assaulted the police officers by beating them with a belt and pushing them in the drainage.”
She gave the names of the assaulted officers as Chief Superintendent Onojaife Kent and Superintendent Nwaimo Christopher.
The offences contravened Sections 172 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
Section 172 provides three years imprisonment for assaulting a police officer, while Section 411 recommends a two-year jail term for conspiracy.
The two siblings pleaded not guilty.
Magistrate Patrick Adekomaiya granted them bail in the sum of N50,000 each, with one surety each in like sum.
Adekomaiya said the sureties must produce their bank statements and evidence of tax payment to the Lagos State Government as part of the bail conditions.
The case was adjourned until March 14.

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