An Ejigbo Magistrate Court in Lagos State on Thursday granted bail to a 26-year-old man, Tijani Muiz, accused of allegedly biting the finger of a policeman.
Muiz was charged with three counts bordering on assault, conduct likely to cause a breach of the peace, and unlawful obstruction, which police prefer.
However, he pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The prosecutor, Inspector Benedict Aigbokhan, told the court that the accused committed the offenses on July 24 at about 9.30pm at Jakande Gate, Ejigbo, Lagos State.
Aigbokhan said the defendant obstructed a police officer, Inspector Raymond Maugbe, in the performance of his official duty.
“As part of obstructing a police officer in the performance of his duty, the defendant attacked the police officer by biting his left finger,” he added.
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The public prosecutor said that the defendant behaved in a way that could disturb the public peace.
According to him, the offenses contravened Sections 168(d), 173, and 174(b) of the Criminal Code of Lagos State, 2015.
The Magistrate, Mrs. AK Dosunmu, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N400,000 with two sureties in like sum.
She directed that the guarantors must be gainfully employed and must show proof of tax payment to the Lagos State Government.
The case was adjourned to August 23 for mention.