A dry cleaner has been remanded in prison for pouring hot soup on a police officer during an argument.
Daily Post gathered that Imole, a dry cleaner, was slammed with a three-count charge on bordering on assault and likely to cause breach of public peace, for emptying the hot soup on Akingbade’s face and police uniform, and also attempted to snatch his service rifle.
The charge sheet reads preferred against Imole reads:
“That you Emmanuel Imole ‘m’ on 13/06/2016 at about 5 .30 pm at Baptist junction, Ilawe Road, Ado Ekiti in the Ado Ekiti Magisterial District, did threaten with violence one Cpl Akingbade Kayode attached to New Iyin Road Police Station, Ado Ekiti, by pouring hot stew on his face and police uniform, before trying to struggle with his rifle and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 86(1) of the Criminal Code Cap C16 Vol. 1 Laws of Ekiti State of Nigeria 2012.
That you Emmanuel Imole ‘m’ on the same date, time and place in the aforesaid magisterial district, did assault one Cpl Akingbade Kayode while eating at Nike Food Canteen located at Baptist junction, Ilawe Road, Ado Ekiti by pouring hot stew on his face and on his uniform and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 356(1) of the Criminal Code Cap 16 Vol. 1 Laws of Ekiti State Nigeria 2012.”
It was learnt that some police officers were on surveillance around Baptist College area on Ilawe Road and the suspect was ordered to leave their area to allow the cops carry out their operation but he refused.
Akingbade was said to have dashed into the canteen to eat about 30 minutes later only for the suspect to trace him there and allegedly carried out the attack.
Presiding Chief Magistrate, Idowu Ayenimo, ordered the defence counsel to approach the court with written bail application for the accused while remanding the accused in prison custody and adjourned the case to July 7.