Businesswoman dragged to court for slapping police officer

Businesswoman Ebun Babalola was granted bail despite slapping a police officer in Ekiti

Ebun Babalola, a 30- year-old businesswoman will face the consequences of her action after she was brought before an Ado-Ekiti Magistrates’ Court on Friday for allegedly slapping a policewoman while on duty.

Babalola is being tried for assault.

According to the Police Prosecutor, Sgt. Akinwale Oriyomi, the accused whose address was not provided, committed the offence on February 2 at 7.00 a.m. at Okesa Street in Ado Ekiti.

He alleged that the accused assaulted and slapped Sgt. Isekhaigbe Blessing while performing her lawful duties.

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The offence contravened Section 356(1), (5) of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ekiti State 2012.

The woman, however, denied the charge and her lawyer, Mr Timilehin Omotosho, urged the court to grant her bail on liberal terms, assuring she will not jump bail.

In her ruling, Magistrate Dolapo Akosile granted the businesswoman bail in the sum of N10,000 with one surety in like sum and adjourned the case until March 3 for further hearing.

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