Because breaking eggs were too mainstream, a chef in Lagos has broken a policeman's tooth.
John Akpan, 36, a chef, has been arraigned for allegedly removing a policeman’s upper tooth with a headbutt.
The incident which occurred around 5.50pm in the Olojojo, Oworonshoki area on Saturday started off when an argument between Akpan and the policeman, Inspector Atoe Frederick.
The defendant was arraigned before a Chief Magistrates’ Court, Yaba, Lagos on Monday.
Akpan was said to have obstructed the police officer while he performed his duties.
It was learnt that Akpan refused to obey Frederick’s orders which thereafter degenerated into an argument between the duo.
However, Akpan was said to have given Frederick a headbutt in the mouth.
This action was said to have resulted in the removal of one of Frederick’s upper teeth.
The defendant was subsequently arrested and arraigned in court.
Akpan was arraigned on one count.
The charge read, “That you, John Akpan, on June 20, 2015, along Olojojo, Oworonshoki, Lagos, in the Lagos Magisterial District, did obstruct and assault AP No 154905 Inspector Atoe Frederick, attached to Oworonshoki Division while performing his lawful duty by giving him a headbutt resulting to the removal of one of his upper teeth, inflicting injury in his mouth and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 172 (B) of the Criminal Law Of Lagos State of Nigeria 2011.
The defendant pleaded not guilty and elected summary trial.
According to the Investigating Police Officer, Sergeant Femi Adesuwon, the victim was admitted at the General Hospital, Gbagada, Lagos.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs. A. O. Soladoye, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N250, 000 with two sureties in like sum.
The matter was adjourned till July 22 for hearing.