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Woman Gives Police Sergeant A Dirty Slap During Interrogation In Ogun

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A businesswoman, identified as Yinka Adewusi, who allegedly slapped a police sergeant, during interrogation, has been brought before a Chief Magistrate’s Court in Ota, Ogun State.

It was gathered that Adewusi slapped a police sergeant identified as Josephine Makinde, who is attached to the Onipanu Police Division, while Makinde was interrogating her over a case of stealing and burglary reported by one Bidemi Balogun.

Balogun, a resident of Mother Joy College Road, Ewupe, Ota, had reported to the police that some miscreants burgled her warehouse in the Fowobi area of Ota on Tuesday and made away with jerrycans of vegetable oil and bags of rice worth N469,000.

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Detectives, according to the report, who visited the warehouse, recovered a mobile phone, and further investigation was said to have indicted Adewusi, and she was invited to the station.

“The complainant said 10 jerrycans of 25 litres vegetable oil valued at N140,000 and 21 bags of rice worth N329,000 were stolen from the warehouse. She shares the warehouse with other traders in the community,” a police source said.

According to the police, the suspect reportedly admitted entering the warehouse around 4.30am on the day to pack some goods she bought and kept therein the previous day from one Tinuke, but insisted that she met it burgled.

“During the interrogation, the suspect said the warehouse was already broken into when she got there. The Investigating Police Officer (Makinde), asked her why she came at that time to convey the goods when she knew the owners of the warehouse would not be around. She became angry and slapped the IPO,” the source added.

The suspect was subsequently arraigned in Ota Magistrate’s Court on one count of assault.

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The charge read, “That you, Adewusi Yinka, on December 13, 2016, at about 11.40am at the Onipanu Police Station, in the Ota Magisterial District, did slap one Sergeant Josephine Makinde while she was on lawful duty, thereby committing an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 356 of the Criminal Code, Vol. 1, Law of Ogun State of Nigeria, 2016.”

The accused pleaded not guilty and elected summary trial.

The presiding magistrate, Mrs Adeola Adelaja, granted her bail in the sum of N100,000, and adjourned the case till February 6, 2017.


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