One Lucky Okeke, a suspect held for breach of the peace and assault, has professedly beaten two policemen who apprehended him. 

The policemen were distinguished as corporals Abubakar Hussaini and Yusuf Olaitan. 

Okeke had before struck an occupant of Assemblies of God Church Street, Badore, in the Ajah range of Lagos State, Funmi Dayafin, before thrashing the policemen. 

While Okeke purportedly punched Olaitan in the head, he rained blows on Hussaini's mouth until blood spouted out. 

PUNCH Metro learnt that the cops were a piece of a police group from the Lamgbasa division that went to the area on Monday subsequent to accepting protests from Dayafin that Okeke, his companion, Kelvin Osayande, and others everywhere worked a smoking joint in the house she likewise lived in. 

Osayande, who has likewise been arrested, and the complainant are neighbors while Okeke lives adjacent. 

Our journalist learnt that two policemen had at first captured Okeke on that day, however he got to be brutal and beat up the lady for reporting him to the police. 

The policemen were said to have called for support and he was therefore captured. 

"As he was being taken to the station in a police van, he slid on two of the policemen with clench hand blows. 

"The officers needed to influence him before they got him captured," a police source said. 

Dayafin, a teacher, said she had advised the suspects since her kids, who do play on the premises, may be influenced by the consistent smoking, adding that she reported them to the police after her supplications fizzled. 

She said, "They smoke hemp on the premises early morning when my kids leave for their school. They do same at night. 

"I implored them to quit smoking in light of the fact that my youngsters additionally griped the scent makes their stomachs roll. I particularly conversed with Lucky (Osayande) to quit welcoming his companions to smoke in our compound. 
"Three days before they were captured, they tyres of my car for reporting them to the police." The charges read to some extent,“That you, Lucky Okeke, Kelvin Osayande, and two others at large, on October 27, 2016, at about 7am on Assemblies of God Church Street, First Unity Estate, Badore, Ajah, in the Lagos Magisterial District, did unlawfully conduct yourselves in a manner likely to cause breach of the peace by deflating four tyres of Honda City belonging to one Funmi Dayafin, thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 166 (d) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State Nigeria, 2011."That you, Lucky Okeke, on October 31, 2016, at around 11am, did unlawfully strike coporals Abubakar Hussaini and Yusuf Olaitan while playing out their legal obligations by punching them with clench hand blows and bringing on them wounds in their mouths, in this manner perpetrating an offense culpable under Section 172 (b) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State Nigeria, 2011." 

Osayande, who professedly admitted to the police that he smoked, said his wife's condition made him smoke on the premises. 

He said, 
"I live first floor while the lady lives upstairs. Regularly, I smoke hemp in my parlor. But since my better half is presently pregnant, I chose to smoke in the compound with the goal that she won't be influenced. I wasn't the person who deflated her tires." 

Twenty-four-year-old Okeke said, 
"I didn't know individuals who smoke in the compound. Police came to capture me, which I stood up to. I beat the lady and one of the policemen." 

The two suspects were charged on Tuesday under the steady gaze of a Tinubu Magistrate's Court by a police prosecutor, Inspector Philip Osijale, on four count charges based on assault and misconduct and breach of peace.

The litigants, nonetheless, argued not blameworthy to the charges and chose synopsis trial. 

The managing justice, Mrs. M.B. Folami, allowed them safeguard in the total of N200,000 with two productively utilized sureties each in like whole. 

Folami said the sureties must be identified with the litigants by blood and store N25,000 each into the record of the main enlistment center pending the fulfillment of the case. 

The case was suspended till December 5, 2016.
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