Court remands man for placing policeman in chokehold

A MAGISTRATES’ Court in Ile-Ife, Osun on Wednesday, ordered that 27-year-old Ayobami Oluwagbenga, who allegedly placed a policeman in a chokehold be remanded in a correctional centre.

The police charged Oluwagbenga with four counts of threat to life, stabbing, assault and malicious damage.

Magistrate Habibat Basiru , who refused to admit Oluwagbenga to bail, ordered that he be remanded in a Correctional Centre in Ile-Ife.

Basiru adjourned the case untill Feb 20, for hearing.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, Insp, Sunday Osanyintuyi, told the court that Oluwagbenga committed the offence on Feb 2, around 6.30 a.m. at KOPEK Construction Company, Alakowe Along Ilesa Road, Ile-Ife.

Osanyintuyi  alleged that Oluwagbenga assaulted Inspector Akinpelu OlaOluwa by placing him in a chokehold and he sustained injury in his neck.

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He also alleged that he also threatened to kill one Ayodele Kehinde with a knife.

The prosecution also said that Oluwagbenga maliciously damaged a Police handcuff, valued N7, 000, property of Insp. OlaOluwa.

The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 86, 356 and 451 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Osun, 2002.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty.

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