[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he two men that assaulted marshals of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) while on duty in Lagos on Sunday 3rd of July, 2016 were on Friday July 8, 2016 arraigned before a Magistrate Court in Lagos and are presently being remanded in prison.
This was disclosed by the Sector Commander Lagos State Sector Command, Corps Commander Hyginus Omeje. In a suit No. SL/89/2016. Commissioner of Police versus NwanduOnyeka, male, aged 32 and Okechuckwu Jackson, Male 35 appeared before the Magistrate AA Famobiwo of Magistrate Court 3, Surulere Lagos.
The Sector Commander in a press release signed by the Ag Sector Public Education Officer Bisi Sonusi, a Deputy Route Commander, said the two and others still at large attacked and seriously injured FRSC Officials while on their legitimate duties at Akinhanmi Street, Surulere, Lagos on Sunday July 3, 2016. The accused are being prosecuted for three count charges of conspiracy, assault and obstruction an offence contrary to Sections 172 & 117 of the Criminal laws of Lagos State. They pleaded not guilty and were granted bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties each in like sum . The case was adjourned till July 18, 2016 for mention. They were however remanded in Ikoyi prison custody as they couldn’t meet the bail conditions.
The Sector Commander has again warned that anybody who assaults his men on duty will not go scot free as perpetrators will be prosecuted in accordance with the relevant laws protecting law enforcement officers while discharging their legal duties. He said his Command is poised to prosecute more traffic offenders in the State having secured the approval of the Attorney general and Commissioner for justice of the State to use the newly constituted Lagos State mobile court to prosecute traffic offenders in the State. He therefore warned motorists to always obey all traffic rules and regulations in the State.