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After Seun Kuti brutalized a police man

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In America: Assaulting a police officer is a serious crime that involves harming or attempting to harm an officer who is performing their official duties. The definition and penalty of this crime vary by state, but it is usually a felony offense that carries harsh consequences. For example, in California, assaulting a police officer can result in up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $2,000. In New York, it can lead to up to seven years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000. Assaulting a police officer can also affect the victim’s civil rights and expose them to lawsuits or criminal charges from the officer or the state.

In Britain: Assaulting a policeman in Britain is a serious offence that can result in imprisonment. According to the Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Act 2018, anyone who assaults a constable or a person employed for police purposes can be charged with a statutory aggravating factor that increases the maximum sentence. The Crown Prosecution Service states that “an attack on an emergency worker is an attack on us all” and should be punished more severely than an ordinary assault. Therefore, anyone who commits such an act should expect to face legal consequences and public condemnation.

In Nigeria: Assaulting a police officer in Nigeria is a serious offence that can lead to imprisonment, fine or both. According to Section 98 of the Nigerian Police Act, it is illegal to assault, obstruct or resist a police officer, or encourage others to do so. If found guilty, individuals can be fined up to ₦500 000 (about $1 000), imprisoned for up to six months, or both. According to Section 356 (5) of the Nigerian Criminal Code Act, assaulting a person on account of any act done by him in the execution of any duty imposed on him by law is a felony and liable to imprisonment for three years. Therefore, a civilian who assaults a policeman in Nigeria may face severe legal consequences.

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