A bus conductor, Quadri Mustapha, who allegedly punched a policeman in the mouth, was yesterday brought by the police before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court.
Mustapha, 25, of Jakande area, Isolo, Lagos, was arraigned on a two-count charge of breach of the peace and assault before Magistrate F. O. Hughes.
Prosecuting Sergeant Ishola Samuel alleged that Mustapha committed the offence at about 4pm on July 17, at Oshodi bus stop, on the Oworonsoki Expressway.
The court heard that the defendant assaulted Mr. Olumide Sonoiki, a constable, who was on lawful duty.
Mustapha, who was allegedly obstructing traffic by dropping-off passengers on the highway, punched and injured Sonoiki when he challenged and ordered him to move his vehicle.
Mustapha pleaded not guilty.
Magistrate Hughes granted him N100,000 bail with one surety in the like sum, among other terms.
The case continues on September 9.
Credit: THE NATION