A man identified as Ben Emmanuel has been arraigned before a Chief Magistrate Court in Yaba by the Lagos state Government, for allegedly assaulting a LASTMA officer, Ismaila Lukman.
Director of Public Affairs in the Ministry of Justice, Kayode Oyekanmi made the announcement in a statement released on Monday November 16.
Emmanuel was accused of assaulting Lukman in the Lekki area of the state in company of some persons who are now at large.
The statement read;
“Ben Emmanuel in the company of some persons who are now at large was alleged to have assaulted and inflicted injuries on Ismaila Lukman, a LASTMA officer, while carrying out his assigned official duty on Sunday 8th November 2020 at Jakande Junction area in Lekki,” the statement partly read.
The state government had through the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Moyosore Onigbanjo, the Director of Public Prosecutions on November 10, “arraigned Ben Emmanuel before Yaba, Chief Magistrate Court on a (2) two count Charge of Grievous Bodily Harm under Section. 245 and Resisting a Public Officer while engaged in the discharge of his Lawful duties under Section 117(1).”
The Magistrate Court granted Ben Emmanuel bail in the sum of N500,000 and two bail sureties before adjourning the case till November 26 for trial.