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Man bites off policeman’s finger in Lagos

A 29-year-old man, Samuel Jacob, has been charged with assault and inflicting wound for allegedly biting off the index finger of a police officer, Sgt Musa Hassan in Lagos.

Jacob, whose address was not provided, was on Tuesday arraigned before a Badagry Magistrates’ Court.

The Prosecution Counsel, ASP. Clement Okuiomose told the court that the defendant committed the offence on October 3, at about 11:30 a.m at Oloko, Badagry area of Lagos.

Okuiomose, the defendant, also poured fuel on Sgt Hassan while performing his lawful duty.

The offence, the prosecution said, contravened the provisions of sections 246 and 174 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr Fadaunsi Adefioye, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case until November 11 for mention.

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