Police arraign Michael Power for attempted murder in Apapa

Four docked for stealing items worth N.7m at Apapa port
Illustrative picture. PHOTO: Comansustealing, Apapa port, court


The police on Friday arraigned one Michael Power (27) before an Apapa Magistrate’s Court for attempted murder, alleged assault and stealing one Nikkon camera at the Olodi-Apapa area of Lagos.

Power is facing a four-count charge of attempt to murder, assault, stealing and breach of peace.

The prosecutor, Inspector Benedict Aigbokhan, told the court that the defendants committed the offences on December 1, 2019 at about 11pm at No 26, Wilmer Crescent, Olodi-Apapa.

“The defendant attempted to unlawfully kill one Olamilekan Badmus by giving him multiple stabbing with broken bottle on his head and right hand.

“He wilfully and unlawfully assaulted him (Badmus) with intent to steal and did steal one Nikkon camera valued at N120,000 property of the said Olamilekan Badmus.

“The defendant also damaged one Infinix Note 4 screen valued at N6,000. He behaved in a disorderly manner by breaking bottles and drinks,” Aigbokhan said.

According to the prosecutor, the offences are punishable under sections 230 (1 & 2), 175, 245, 287 and 168 (1a, 1 & 2) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State of Nigeria 2015.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to all the charges. Magistrate Joy Ugbomoiko granted him bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.

The sureties are required to furnish the court with proof of three years tax payment to Lagos State Government.

The Magistrate adjourned the case till January 22, 2020 for mention.