A 43-year-old man was docked on Monday February 17, in an Oredo Magistrates’ Court, Benin City for allegedly beaten up a police officer while performing his lawful duty.
Akpotohwase Davidson, who is being tried for serious assault pleaded not guilty to the charge levelled against him.
The Magistrate, Esosa Osifo-Ehigiegbe admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N80,000 with one surety in like sum.
Osifo-Ehigiegba added that the surety must residence within the jurisdiction.
Earlier, the prosecutor, ASP Violent Soyemi, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on February 14, at Second East Circular Junction in Benin.
Soyemi said that on the said date, Davidson allegedly beat the traffic and obstructed GD II Alfred Godfrey while acting in the execution of his duty.
According to the prosecutor, Davidson refused to obey the traffic.
He said after beating the traffic, the defendant came and did unlawfully assault the police traffic warden on duty by slapping and hitting him on his chest.
The prosecutor said the offence contravened Section 356(2), of the Criminal Code of the defunct Bendel State of Nigeria, 1976, now applicable to Edo.
The case was adjourned to March 13 for hearing.