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Court remands popular Lagos female DJ for assaulting police officer

By Monsurudeen Olowoopejo

A Magistrate Court sitting in Eti-Osa Local Government, Lagos State has remanded popular female Disc Jockey (DJ), Iwuagwu Ebere popularly called Commissioner DJ Wysei, for allegedly assaulting a police woman in Lekki axis of the state.

While Commissioner DJ Wysei was remanded at the Kirikiri prison, her bodyguards, who aided the assault, were remanded in Ikoyi correctional facility.

They would remain in the facilities till May 8, 2024 when the case would be coming up again at the court.

The Lagos Police Command spokesman, Benjamin Hundeyin, disclosed this on Thursday while reacting to the court ruling on the entertainer’s case.

He said: “For assaulting police officers, resisting arrest and obstructing police officers in the discharge of their duties, Iwuagwu Ebere aged 29, popularly known as Commissioner DJ Wysei has been remanded by the court in Kirikiri correctional facility till May 8, 2024 while her bouncers who aided and abetted her were remanded in Ikoyi correctional facility”.

Before the arraignment, Commissioner DJ Wysei visited the police station in Elemoro, Ajah axis to complain about a man who allegedly defrauded her and the man was later apprehended as well as interrogated and detained.

As stipulated by law, the police, two days after allegedly contacted Commissioner DJ Wysei to get her consent either to arraign the suspect or set him free on bail.

As learnt, the popular activist insisted that the only thing she wanted was for the accused to tender an apology publicly and disseminated,

After listening to her, the accused turndown the suggestion, a development which made the police opted for the court to settle the issue, as dictated by law since both parties were not bulging.

Eyewitnesses narrated that while the officers were about to drive out with the accused to court, Commissioner DJ Wysei allegedly used her vehicle to block the entrance of the station and assaulted the female officers attached to the case.

She was then arrested for obstructing police while on duty, resisting arrest as well as assaulting police officers. The accused was also taken to court and was remanded in prison custody.

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