August 10, 2022

Reporters’ Diary

Factual Reportage

Court remands man, 29, in correction centre over alleged assault on EKEDC staff

A Badagry Magistrates’Court on Friday ordered that a 29 year-old man, Kazeem Ismaila who allegedly pushed one Oketekun Olugbenga, a staff of Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) off ladder in
correctional facility.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr Folorunso Adefioye, however adjourned the matter until Aug.19, for hearing.

Idris who however pleaded not guilty is facing a three-count charge of assault, breach of public peace and obstruction.

The Prosecutor, ASP Clement Okouimose, had told the court that the defendant committed the offences on June 22, at about 3:00p.m at No 42, Alhaji Jafani Street, Etegbin, Ajangbadi, area of Lagos.

Okouimose said that the defendant pushed off EKEDC staff from a him off from a ladder while performing his lawful duty .

The prosecutor said that the defendant conducted himself in a manner likely to cause breach of public peace by pushing off the ladder of which Olugbenga Oketekun from the electric pole while performing his duty.

He said that the defendant also obstructed the EKEDC staff from performing his lawful duty.

Okouimose said the offences contravened Sections 230, 168 and 112 of Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

Mr Godwin Idemudia, the spokesman, EKEDC, said prosecutions like this would serve as a deterrent to others who prevents our staff from carrying out their legitimate duties.