Adebayo Adenrele



An Ejigbo Magistrates’ Court sitting in Lagos State, today has granted bail in the sum of N400,000 to Tijani Muiz, an Indigene of Lagos State, who allegedly bite the finger of a police officer on duty, on July 24, at 9.30 p.m. at Jakande Gate, Ejigbo, Lagos State.

The Magistrate, Mrs A. K. Dosunmu, also ordered that the defendant to produce two sureties in like sum with an for sureties to be gainfully employed and show evidence of tax payment to Lagos State Government.

Muiz, whose address was not provided, is standing trial on a three-count charge of assault, conduct likely to cause breach of peace and unlawful obstruction.

He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge but, the prosecutor, Insp Benedict Aigbokhan, had told the court that the defendant committed the offences.

According to him, the defendant obstructed Insp Raymond Maugbe from carrying out his official duty.

“In the course of obstructing the officer from carrying out his official duty, the defendant assaulted the officer by biting him on his left finger,” he said.

Aigbokhan added that the defendant conducted himself in a manner likely to cause breach of public peace.

He said that the offences contravened Sections 168(d), 173 and 174(b) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

To this end, the Judge adjourned the case until Aug. 23 for mention.