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Police Drag Amotekun Personnel To Court Over Alleged Assault

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Osun Amotekun Personnel Drag To Court Over Alleged Assault

Osun State Police Command has dragged two operatives of the Western Nigeria Security Network codenamed Operation Amotekun before a Magistrate’s Court sitting in Osogbo for allegedly assaulting a man.

The two security agents, Arimoro Sunday (43) and Lateef Adeoye (28) were arraigned before Magistrate M. A. Olatunji on two-count charge bordering on conspiracy and assault.

Police prosecutor, G. M. Akintayo informed the court that the duo and others said to be at large, attacked one Afeez Salami and assaulted him.

Akintayo said the incident happened on June 20, 2024 at about 8:30am at Sabo Area of Osogbo.

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He alleged that Sunday and Adeoye beat Salami up and inflicted injuries on his body.

The charge read, “That you Arimoro Sunday, Lateef Adeoye and two others at large on 20th day of June, 2024 at about 0830hrs at Sabo Area Osogbo in the Osogbo Magisterial District did conspire together to commit felony to wit assault and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 516 of the Criminal Code CAP 34 Vol II, Laws of Osun State of Nigeria 2002

“That you Arimoro Sunday, Lateef Adeoye, and two others at large on the same date, time and place in the aforementioned Magisterial District did assault one Afeez Salami by beating him up and causing him to sustain injuries thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 355 of Criminal Code CAP 34, Vol. II Laws of Osun State of Nigeria 2002.”

The Amotekun operatives entered into a not guilty plea for the alleged offences.

Their counsel, Theophilus Idowu applied for the bail of his clients in the most liberal term.

Idowu urged the court to consider that they are security operatives in granting them bail

Magistrate Olatunji granted the defendants bail with two sureties, one of which must be a level 10 civil servant.

The accused persons could not meet the bail conditions on the day of their arraignment. They were taken to Ilesa Correctional till the next day when they were able to perfect their bail.

The matter was adjourned till August 7, 2024 for mention

Findings revealed that Salami, the complainant had allegedly beaten his wife, simply identified as Kehinde, an operative of Osun Amotekun Corps before her colleagues, including the two defendants made an attempt to arrest Salami.

It was gathered there was confrontation between Salami and the operatives before the former invited the police and claimed that he was assaulted.

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