JUST IN:Palm wine seller beats up policewoman over missing N150,000

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One Florence Samuel, on Friday, appeared before an Osun State Magistrates’ Court sitting in Osogbo for allegedly assaulting a police sergeant, Caroline Olaitan .

Florence, a 28- year- old palm wine seller at a shop located in the Balogun Agoro area of Osogbo, allegedly beat up the policewoman and resisted arrest when Caroline visited her pub following allegation that the sum of N 150, 000 belonging to a patron was missing.

The palm wine seller, who was arraigned on charges bordering on assault, a breach of the public peace , conspiracy and stealing, was allegedly with a customer, Ayodele Ogundipe, when another customer, Taiwo Yusuf , visited the pub on September 10, 2020, around 9. 45am, with the sum of N 150, 000, which eventually got missing.

She was arraigned alongside the 59- year- old Ogundipe.

The police prosecutor , Adeoye Kayode, explained that Florence assaulted Caroline by beating her and tearing her uniform , while the policewoman was performing her lawful duty .

The offences were said to be contrary to and punishable under sections 356 , 249 ( D) , 251 , 516 and 390 ( 9) of the Criminal Code , Cap 34, Vol. II , Laws of Osun State of Nigeria, 2002.

The defendants pleaded not guilty to the charges .

Counsel for the defendants, Mr Najite Okobe , prayed the court to commit them to bail .

Adeoye, however , opposed the bail application , saying it would jeopardise evidence .

The presiding magistrate, Mr Adebayo Ajala , admitted the defendants to bail in the sum of N 400, 000 each with one surety in like sum.

He adjourned the matter till October 13, 2020, for hearing. ,,

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