Iyaganku Magistrates’ Court in Ibadan on Thursday arraigned Mohammed Omobonike, 45, Abdulahi Akewula, 33, Idowu Basit, 25, and Alimat Muhammed, 18, for allegedly assaulting police officers.
The defendants were accused of serious assault and assault causing harm; residential addresses for the defendants were not disclosed.
According to the prosecutor, Mr. Philip Amusan, the defendants are accused of committing the crime on January 31 at 4:30 p.m. near Idi-Ayunre Road in Ibadan.
Amusan claimed that Insp. Edalere Samusideen of the Iyaganku police station in Ibadan was assaulted illegally and suffered serious physical harm by the four accused as well as other people still at large.
The prosecutor said that the defendants on the same date and place also allegedly assaulted another police officer, Sgt. Rufus Adewuyi and caused him harm.
He said the offence contravened Section 356(2) of the Criminal laws of Oyo State, 2000.
The defendants however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Magistrate, Mrs O. A Akande granted the defendants bail in the sum of N50, 000 and one surety each in like sum.
She adjourned the case until March 3, for hearing. (NAN)