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Driver ordered to sweep court premises for biting policeman

A 31-year-old bus driver, Jamiu Adeoye, was yesterday ordered to sweep the Igbosere court premises in Lagos for biting a police officer on his nose and chest.

Adeoye, whose residential address was not given, was arraigned on a count charge of assault.


The prosecutor, Sergeant Cyriacus Osuji, told the court that the convict unlawfully assaulted Inspector Joseph Tirven by biting him on the nose and chest on August 9, 2018 at 7.40pm at the P and T area, Obalande, Lagos.


Osuji said that Tirven made an effort to correct Adeoye for an attempt to injure him with his vehicle but that the accused, rather than heed the correction, assaulted the police officer.


Adeoye, however, pleaded not guilty and was granted bail in the sum of N200,000, with two sureties, who must show evidence of tax payment to the Lagos State government.

Adeoye, who could not meet the bail conditions till the case was called for mention yesterday, however, changed his plea to guilty.

Magistrate Ama Davies found him guilty as charged and ordered him to do community service. She told him to sweep all the court promises from the first floor to the last.