A businesswoman is in serious trouble after slapping a female police sergeant during interrogation at a station in Ogun.
Punch reports that Adewusi who has been charged before a Chief Magistrate’s Court in Ota, Ogun State, assaulted Sergeant Makinde who is attached to the Onipanu Police Division, while she was being interrogated in respect of a case of stealing and burglary reported by one Bidemi Balogun.
It was gathered that Balogun, a resident of Mother Joy College Road, Ewupe, Ota, had reported to the police that some miscreants burgled her warehouse in the Fowobi area of the town and made away with jerrycans of vegetable oil and bags of rice worth N469,000.
Following investigations by detectives, a mobile phone was recovered at the warehouse and Adewusi was indicted leading to her invitation to the station.
According to the police, the suspect reportedly admitted entering the warehouse around 4.30 am on the day to pack some goods she bought and kept there the previous day from one Tinuke, but insisted that she met it burgled.
A police source said:
“During the interrogation, the suspect said the warehouse was already broken into when she got there.
The Investigating Police Officer (IPO), Sergeant Makinde asked her why she came at that time to convey the goods when she knew the owners of the warehouse would not be around. She became angry and slapped the IPO.”
When the one count charge of assault was read to Adewusi, she pleaded not guilty and elected summary trial.
The presiding magistrate, Mrs. Adeola Adelaja, granted her bail in the sum of N100,000 but ordered that the accused be remanded in prison custody pending when the bail conditions would be met, before adjourning the case till February 6, 2017.