Police arrest man for biting off cop’s finger

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Police arrest man for biting off cop’s finger

Samuel Jacob, a 29-year-old man, was on Tuesday charged at a magistrate court in Lagos, with assault and inflicting a wound for biting off the index finger of a police officer Musa Hassan.

The prosecution counsel, Clement Okuiomose, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on October 3, at about 11:30 a.m. at Oloko, Badagry area of Lagos.

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Mr Okuiomose also told the court that the defendant poured fuel on Mr Hassan while performing his lawful duty.

The prosecution said the offence contravened sections 246 and 174 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Chief Magistrate Fadaunsi Adefioye admitted the defendant to bail of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum.

Mr Adefioye adjourned the case until November 11 for mention.

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