MAN HITS POLICEMAN WITH MACHETE TO ESCAPE ARREST

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A-20-year-old man, Segun Ogunleye, appeared before an Abeokuta magistrate   court,   sitting in Isabo,   for   attempting to kill  a police officer who went to his house to arrest him.

The suspect, who lives around Araromi in Abeokuta, the Ogun State Capital, was reported to have hit one Constable Bolorunduro Mayegun (not the one pictured) with a cutlass on forehead and hand to evade arrest.

According   to the investigating police officer,  George Ikhuoria,   the injured police  officer   was on an assignment to arrest the suspect for assaulting his wife.

“The wife and the officer went to the man’s house to make the arrest but the accused refused to follow them. On their way back to the station, the accused followed them and suddenly attacked the officer with a cutlass on his forehead and hand”, he said.

The prosecution counsel,   Banji Sangotokun, told the court that the suspect was facing one count charge which bordered on attempted murder, punishable under Section 320 (1) of the Criminal Code Laws of Ogun State,   Nigeria, 2006.

The presiding judge,   Anthony Araba, ordered that the accused be remanded in prison for consideration of bail.

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