3 men in court over alleged assault on driver


By Our Correspondent with agency report

The police, on Monday arraigned three men in an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court, for alleged assault on a driver, and forcefully extorting money from motorists.

The police charged Kola Erinfolami, 31, Kayode Kehinde, 34, and Quadri Erinfolami, 34, with four counts, of conspiracy, breach of peace, assault and unlawful extortion.

The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The Police Prosecutor, ASP Victor Eruada, told the court that the accused persons committed the offences on Jan. 1, at 11 a.m., at Raji Rasak St., Aboru, Iyana-ipaja, Lagos State.

Eruada said the defendant punched the complainant, Alhaji Ganiyu Salami, in the process of forcefully extorting from him.

He claimed that the defendants blocked roads and were extorting money from motorists unjustly.

He said the offences contravened the provisions of sections 411, 168, 173 and 303 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.‎

Section 173 stipulates a three-year jail term for offenders.‎

The Chief Magistrate, M. O Tanimola, granted the defendants N100,000 bail each with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case until Feb. 1, for further mention.



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