Today, an Ado Ekiti Chief Magistrate’s Court remanded a 33-year-old dry cleaner, Imole Emmanuel, in prison custody, for assaulting a police corporal, Kayode Akingbade ( pictured), and conducting himself in a manner likely to cause breach of public peace.
Emmanuel, who was slammed with a three-count charge, is accused of pouring hot soup on Akingbade’s face and his uniform and also attempting to snatch his service rifle. The assault took place at a Canteen in the state.
Policemen were said to be on surveillance in the area and Emmanuel was ordered to leave the vicinity to allow them carry out their operation. Akingbade was said to have dashed to the canteen to eat, about 30 minutes later, only for Emmanuel to trace him there and allegedly carried out the attack.