A 37-year-old man identified as Saheed Adisa has been charged in court for allegedly assaulting an official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, Salami Bukola, while she was on duty.
The suspect who allegedly punched Bukola’s face and indecently touched her breast while she was carrying out her duties around the under bridge area, in the Ikeja area of the state, was charged with five counts bordering on assault, indecent body touch, and body injuries.
The charge sheet read;
“That you, Saheed Adisa, under the Ikeja Magisterial District, did assault one Salami Bukola, a LASTMA officer, by giving her fist blows on her face.
“That you, Saheed Adisa, under the aforementioned magisterial district, did indecently assault one Salami Bukola, a LASTMA officer, by touching her breast unlawfully in public.
“That you, Saheed Adisa, under the aforementioned magisterial district, did assault one Salami Bukola, a LASTMA officer, by giving her fist blows on her face which caused her injury in her nose.”
Prosecuting counsel, Odugbo Innocent noted that the defendant committed the crime around 1.30 pm at Ikeja under the bridge, an offense contrary to Section 174 and punishable under Section 174 (e) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2015.
Shortly after pleading not guilty to the charges, Magistrate Onamusi handed him bail of N200,000 with two reasonable sureties and further adjourned the matter until September 12, 2022.
Source: Naija News