Man in court for insulting police officers

A Karu Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, on Friday arraigned a 28-year-old man, Lekan Sebanjo, for allegedly insulting police officers on duty.

The defendant, who resides at Jikwoyi, on the outskirts of Abuja, was accused of obstructing public servants in the discharge of their functions but Sebanjo denied the allegation.

The prosecutor, Ayotunde Adeyanju, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Aug. 15.

“A team of policemen led by ASP Bukar Mohammed intercepted an offender and his vehicle.

“From nowhere, Sebanjo came out and began to rain insults on the police operatives thereby obstructing them from discharging their functions,’’ Adeyanju told the court.

He said the offence contravened provisions of the Penal Code.

The judge, Anas Isa, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N500, 000 with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case to Oct. 6 for hearing.

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