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In Kwara: Woman Police Arraign In Court Over Assaults, Intimidation

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An Ilorin magistrate court has arraigned a woman police officer, Muinat Ajila on Monday for allegedly criminal assault, intimidation and defamation of character contrary to section 322,392, and 399 of the penal code law.

The case which brought to court through a direct complain by one Mrs. Afolajimi Adenike of No 31, Atiku road, Adewole Estate Ilorin against the woman police officer, who are co-tenants in the same compound in the area.

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According to the complaint, the defendant was allegedly that on 6th of September 2021, changed the position of the control of the borehole sunk for for the usage of the tenants and thereby denied her co-tenant Adenike access and usage of the facility within the premises.

In a direct complaint letter obtained by reporter at the court, Prior to the defendant’s, securing the apartment, the control of borehole was positioned at conspicuous place where all the tenants would have access to it, but since her arrival to the compound, the control was single handedly removed by her to her own apartment where she and husband only have access to the facility.

It was also alleged that defendant always pump excess water into the tank which constitute nuissance and denied her access to her apartment as a of her undesirable actions.

“On the 6th of September, 2021, the defendant switched on the borehole control and left it unmonitored as usual, the landlord witnessed the way and manner the water was flowing around the compound which infrutated the landlord to invite electrician refixed the control the pump to a save place”, the complainant explained.

The complaint said the defendant thereafter, started calling her unprintable names, intimidating and vowed to use police links to deal with the complaint ruthlessly to prove that she is a police officer.

In his submission, the counsel to the complaint, Opalekunde Ahmed Jimoh Esq, prayed the court for the adjournment of the case, while counsel defendant, Barrister Ija Odola Esq said his client is a responsible police officer who will not jump bail if granted as she left her duty post to attend the court.

In her rulling, the presiding magistrate, Magistrate A.A. Issa ordered them to maintain peace pending the determination of the court and granted defendant bail with the sum five hundred thousand naira (₦5000.00) and produce a surety like of the same sum and must be resides within the court jurisdiction.

The court however, adjourned the case till 9th May, 2022 for further hearing.

 

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