Trouble As Teenager Slaps Policewoman In Ekiti

An 18-year-old lady, Oluwabukola Oyewole, on Friday landed in trouble and appeared before a magistrates’ court in Ado-Ekiti for allegedly assaulting a policewoman.

The teenager, whose address was not provided, is facing a two-count charge of assault and breach of peace.

While speaking in court, the prosecutor, Insp Sodiq Adeniyi, argued that the defendant committed the offences on January 31 at about 3:00 p.m. at Odo Ado Divisional Police Headquarters in Ado-Ekiti.

He alleged that the defendant assaulted a policewoman, Rashidat Ibrahim, while the latter was performing her statutory duties.

He said Ms Oyewole slapped Ms Ibrahim on the left cheek.
Mr Adeniyi said the defendant also conducted herself in a manner likely to cause a breach of peace at the police station.

He said the offences contravened sections 187(b) and 181(D) of the Criminal Law of Ekiti State, 2021.

The prosecutor asked the court for an adjournment to enable him to study the case file and present his witnesses.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge preferred against her.

Counsel to the defendant, Olayinka Adelusi, urged the court to grant the defendant bail, with a promise that she would not jump bail.

While ruling, the magistrate, Dolapo Babalogbon, granted the defendant N50,000 bail with one surety in like sum.

She, however, adjourned the case till February 22 for hearing.

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