By Joshua Oladipo
An Osogbo Magistrates ‘ Court in Osun, on Tuesday, ordered the remand of a commercial motorcyclist, Olaoye Moses, in Ilesa Correctional Centre, for allegedly assaulting a police officer.
The Magistrate, Mr A. Ayeba, ordered the remand of the defendant due to the magnitude of the offence he was said to have committed, pending a formal bail application on the next adjourned date.
Ayeba, consequently, adjourned the case till May 26 for ruling.
Earlier, the Police Prosecutor, Insp Akintunde Jacob, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on May 23 at about 10:00 a.m. at Ota-Efun, Osun.
Jacob said that the defendant failed to adhere to traffic regulations after he was stopped by police in order to allow pedestrians cross the highway.
“He assaulted one Sgt. Bankole Abiodun who approached him for violating traffic rules and breaching public peace.
“The defendant invited a crowd on the police who tried to let him know his mistakes before the situation went out of hands, leading to his arrest,” he said.
The prosecutor said that the offences contravened Sections 249(d) and 516 of the Criminal Code, Cap. 34, Vol. II, Laws of Osun, 2002.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the defendant, who had no legal representation, pleaded not guilty to the offences preferred against him.