A middle-aged Lagos trader has been remanded in prison for allegedly beating up a policeman and destroying his mouth.
PM Express gather that the officer, Sergeant Igweson Patrick, was hospitalized after Joseph rained blows on his mouth when he went to effect an arrest following a distress call in the Ajegunle area of the state.
It was learned that Sergeant Patrick was severely injured and could not use his mouth to eat or drink.
Trouble was said to have brewed when a local government health worker identified as Bright Akinpelu, went to Joseph’s house to effect environmental sanitation monitoring but he assaulted her, forcing her to contact the police to rescue her.
But when Sergeant Patrick who was detailed to go and arrest the suspect visited the scene for maintenance of peace and order arrest of the suspect, he was also attacked by Joseph who left him bleeding profusely from the mouth after the assault.
He was rushed to the hospital for treatment while other officers were mobilized to the area and Joseph was arrested and detained.
When a count charge of assault was read to the suspect, he pleaded not guilty and the presiding Magistrate, M.A. Etti, granted him bail in the sum of N100, 000 with one surety in like sum.
The accused was, however, ordered to be remanded in prison custody pending when he will perfect his bail while the matter was adjourned till February 13, 2017.