We had earlier reported the incident involving a member of Davido‘s crew and official at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos. The name of the member of Davido’s team was given as Umarudeen Kayode.
The latest report has it that the police arraigned the 22-year-old Umarudeen Kayode on a 5-count charge at the Ikeja Magistrate court, before Mrs. E. Kubanje.
He was granted bail conditions to the tune of N50,000 and two sureties in like sum. The sureties must have variable addresses within the jurisdiction of the court.
However, as at 4pm on Friday when SaharaReporters was in the premises of the magistrate court, the bail conditions had not been perfected. The magistrate had also left the court as Mr. Umarudeen’s relatives were trying to perfect the bail conditions.
SaharaReporters saw him being conveyed with the prison van out of the court premises a few minutes after 4pm.
Mr. Umarudeen was charged for assault, breach of public peace and for resisting arrest. The first charge accused him of obstructing and resisting a public officer, an offence contrary to section 117(1) and punishable under the same section of the Criminal Law of Lagos State.
“That you, Umarudeen Kayode ‘M’, on the same date, time and place, in the aforementioned magisterial district did unlawfully assault a public officer causing him harm and thereby committed an offence punishable under section 171 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2011” reads count 2.
Count three says; “That you, Umarudeen Kayode ‘M’ on the same date, time and place, in the aforementioned magisterial district did unlawfully assault a public officer with the intent to resist and prevent your lawful arrest and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 172 (a) and punishable under 172(f) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2011”.
Kayode Umarudeen was arrested yesterday by airport security officials and handed over to the Nigerian police for investigation and prosecution.
Kayode Umarudeen is said to have caused chaos when a checkpoint staff at the airport attempted to verify some of the checked luggage with the attached tags, but, rather than allow the staff to carry out his official duty; he insisted that he would not allow him to verify the luggage, which after much arguments and insistence, led to a fight.
Kayode reportedly punched the checkpoint staff in the face, which attracted other security officials at the terminal who immediately attempted to arrest him. Rather than obey, he resisted arrest and pummeled another airport security staff attached to the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria at the baggage claim area, an Assistant Customs Comptroller was also injured.
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