Woman Jailed For Assaulting Police Officer In Edo


An Oredo Magistrates’ Court in Benin City, Edo State, on Thursday sentenced a 35-year-old woman, Oduwa Egbenayabuwa, to two years imprisonment for assaulting some police officers during their lawful duties.

Chief Magistrate Rachael Ogbevoen convicted the accused after finding her guilty of assault, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

However, the magistrate gave the woman an option of N30, 000 fine.

The prosecutor, Insp Patrick Agbonifo, said the offence was committed on October 31, 2015.

Agbonifo said the accused assaulted one Insp Isaikpere Alfred by slapping him on the back while on his lawful duty.

He said the accused also gripped the uniform of another policeman, Wose Azubike, and tore it.

The prosecutor said the offence contravened Section 356(2) of the Criminal Code Cap. 48 Vol. 11, Laws of the defunct Bendel State of Nigeria, 1976, now applicable in Edo.


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