An Ejigbo Magistrate Court, Lagos State, on Thursday, granted bail to a 26-year-old man, Tijani Muiz, arraigned for allegedly biting the finger of a policeman.
Muiz was arraigned on three counts bordering on assault, conduct likely to cause breach of peace and unlawful obstruction, preferred against him by the police.
However, he pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The prosecutor, Inspector Benedict Aigbokhan, had told the court that the defendant committed the offences on July 24 around 9.30pm at Jakande Gate, Ejigbo, Lagos State.
Aigbokhan said the defendant obstructed a policeman, Inspector Raymond Maugbe, from carrying out his official duty.
“In the course of obstructing the officer from carrying out his official duty, the defendant assaulted the officer by biting him on his left finger,” he added.
The prosecutor said the defendant conducted himself in a manner likely to cause breach of public peace.
According to him, the offences contravened sections 168(d), 173 and 174(b) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The Magistrate, Mrs A. K. Dosunmu, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N400,000 with two sureties in like sum.
She ordered that the sureties must be gainfully employed and must show evidence of tax payments to the Lagos State Government.
The case was adjourned till August 23 for mention.- Punch