Vanguard (Lagos)

Nigeria: Seven Arrested for Allegedly Assaulting Policemen

No fewer than seven persons were, Saturday, arrested in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital for allegedly beating up policemen during the monthly environmental sanitation exercise.

Vanguard learnt that the incident occurred at Elite road, Idi-Aba, where the suspects were alleged to have contravened the sanitation exercise law.

According to an eye witness two policemen who were accompanying the officials of the ministry of environment to monitor the exercise were assaulted by seven suspects after allegedly acting contrary to the sanitation exercise scheduled between 7am and 10am.

It was gathered that the suspects considered the police enffontery to have questioned them as insulting, tearing the policemen uniform and seized their berets.

However, the police reportedly left the scene for reinforcement and subsequently returned to the scene to effect the arrest of the suspects.

Those arrested are: Adebisi Kazeem,Kasumu Azeez,Kasumu Anifat,Kasumu Nofiu,Kasumu Busayo,Adekunle Semiu and Segun(popularly called Osoba Kekere)

The arrested suspects were later driven in police patrol van to the mobile court,as at the time of filing this report to face penalty over their offences.

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