The police on Tuesday arraigned a 29-year-old man, Samuel Jacob, at a Badagry Magistrates’ Court for allegedly biting off the index finger of Sgt Musa Hassan.
The police charged him with assault and inflicting a wound.
The Prosecution Counsel, Clement Okuiomose informed the court that the defendant committed the offence on October 3, at about 11:30 a.m at Oloko, Badagry area of Lagos.
He said the defendant, also poured fuel on Sgt Hassan while he was performing his lawful duty.
According to him, the offence contravened the provisions of sections 246 and 174 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
But the defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Presiding Chief Magistrate, Fadaunsi Adefioye, then admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum.
He adjourned the case until November 11 for mention.