– Ndubisi Amochie a tricycle operator denies threatening and beating up a police officer
– Amochie and some men unlawfully assaulted the police officer
– The police officer challenged the tricycle operator for driving against traffic
A 35-year-old tricycle operator identified as Ndubisi Amochie has denied threatening and beating up a police officer who stopped him when he committed a traffic offense.
According to Nigerian Tribune, Amochie, allegedly, assaulted one Unekwu Odugbo, attached to M.T.D section, Dopemu police station on Tuesday, February 2 at Dopemu, Agege.
According to the police, he connived with others, who are still at large, and unlawfully assaulted the police officer by beating him up while on duty.
The officer had challenged Amochie, when he drove his tricycle against traffic, and ordered him to stop.
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They allegedly tore his uniform and the officer sustained injures him all over his body, just to prevent him from taking the tricycle to their station,” the police alleged.Amochie who refused to surrender his tricycle started making calls few seconds later, some men gathered to beat up the officer.
Amochie, however pleaded innocence to the offences when he was charged before an Ikeja Magistare Court and was granted bail in the sum of N50, 000 with one surety in like sum.
Mr A. A. Akinsanya, the Magistrate adjourned the case till March 2 for further hearing.
Meanwhile, violence reportedly erupted in Ajegunle area of Lagos state, following an accident in which a commercial tricycle killed a soldier. Soldiers in reaction to the mishap, attacked drivers of tricycles, mini-buses and private cars.
The soldier whose death stirred the controversy, was said to be riding a motorcycle along Ojo road, when a misunderstanding ensued between him and the tricyclist.
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