A 26-YEAR-old man, Kelechi Emeka on Thursday appeared before an Ikorodu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State for allegedly assaulting a police officer performing his lawful duty.

Emeka, whose address was not provided, is facing a charge of assault to which he pleaded not guilty.

The Prosecutor, Sgt. Mary Ajiteru, told the court that the defendant committed the offences on January 29 at about 9:00 a.m. at Kokoro Abu along Sabo Road, Ikorodu.

Ajiteru said that the defendant assaulted the complainant, Insp. Babatunde Kadiri, by dragging him around for asking him to obey the traffic rules.

Ajiteru said that the offences contravened Section 172 of Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The Magistrate, Tunji-Careena, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N50, 000 with one surety in like sum.  Tunji-Careena adjourned the case until February 20 for mention.