24-year-old Bashiru Felix on Friday is facing trial at an Ogudu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos over an attempted murder charge levied against him for allegedly trying to kill a policeman, Sgt. Friday Ale, while on duty.
The accused, who resides at Tolly- Ogudu Road in Lagos State is being tried on a five-count charge of an attempted murder and willful intention to cause dangerous harm.
Bashiru was alleged to have pushed the policeman out of his vehicle while on motion, while the victim hit his head against the ground.
Sgt. Lucky Ihiehie, who is the prosecutor of the case, said the offence was committed on May 21 along Ogudu Road at Ojota area of Lagos.
Ihiehie remarked that the plaintiff, Ale, who is an officer under Area H, Ogudu Command, reported the case at Ogudu Police Station.
The plaintiff maintained that on May 21, the Area H commander gave an order to carry out a raid on black spots of Indian hemp, smoking, hooliganism and cultism in Ogudu area of the state.
“A team of police officers were organised by the area commander to raid a black spot located at Tolly.
“The accused, who was among those arrested, pushed Sgt. Felix Ale out of the moving vehicle in a bid to escape.
“The officer became unconscious as he sustained grievous wound at the back of his head and some other injuries on his body.
“The accused was later apprehended by another police officer who chased him with a motorcycle.’’
The offence, according to the prosecutor, contravened the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The accused, has however pleaded not guilty to the charges.
On the order of the Magistrate, Mrs O. Sule-Amzat, the accused was granted bail in the sum of N200,000 bail with two sureties whose addresses must be verified.
The case will be reopened for hearing on July 5.