One Gideon Eloho, a resident of number 23, Trademore Avenue, Trademore estate, have appeared before an Abuja Magistrate’s court for assaulting a senior traffic warden.
The driver in charge of a golf car with registration number AZ 77YAB is facing charges of criminal force and assault on public officer and mischief which runs contrary to Sections 267 and 327 of the Penal Code.
The prosecuting counsel, Sergeant Abdullahi Adamu told the court that on August 22, 2011 a senior traffic warden, Ayuba Usman attached to Divisional Police Station, Wuse Zone 3, Abuja, arrested and brought the accused person to the station.
He said that the accused person intentionally disobeyed the officer’s hand signal while he was performing his lawful duty along Herbert Macaulay way by Sir Kashim Ibrahim junction, Wuse market Abuja.
In an attempt to apprehend the suspect, he was said to have alighted out of the car and beat up the traffic warden, tearing his uniform in the process and leaving him with internal injury.
Corporal Idoko Ogidi was said to have intervened in the process of the fight, but the accused person held and cut off his uniform button.
After listening to the prosecutor, the accused person pleaded not guilty to all the charges leveled against him.
Magistrate Fatima Malo, granted him bail in the sum of N50,000 and a reliable surety who must reside within the court’s jurisdiction, adjourning the case to a later date.
Credit: Independent News