A businesswoman, Yinka Adewusi, has been brought before a Chief Magistrate’s Court in Ota, Ogun State, for allegedly slapping a police sergeant, Josephine Makinde.
Adewusi reportedly slapped Josephine, who is attached to the Onipanu Police Division, while she was being interrogated in respect of a case of stealing and burglary reported by one Bidemi Balogun.
PUNCH Metro learnt that Balogun, a resident of Mother Joy College Road, Ewupe, Ota, had reported to the police that some miscreants burgled her warehouse in the Fowobi area of Ota on Tuesday and made away with jerrycans of vegetable oil and bags of rice worth N469,000.
Our correspondent learnt that detectives, who visited the warehouse, recovered a mobile phone. Further investigation was said to have indicted Adewusi, and she was invited to the station.
“The complainant said 10 jerrycans of 25 litres vegetable oil valued at N140,000 and 21 bags of rice worth N329,000 were stolen from the warehouse. She shares the warehouse with other traders in the community,” a police source said.
According to the police, the suspect reportedly admitted entering the warehouse around 4.30am on the day to pack some goods she bought and kept therein the previous day from one Tinuke, but insisted that she met it burgled.
“During the interrogation, the suspect said the warehouse was already broken into when she got there. The Investigating Police Officer (Makinde), asked her why she came at that time to convey the goods when she knew the owners of the warehouse would not be around. She became angry and slapped the IPO,” the source added.
The suspect was subsequently arraigned in Ota Magistrate’s Court on one count of assault.