By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
A 24-year-old man, Abiola Abdulsalam has been arraigned before an Osogbo Magistrate Court for allegedly assaulting one Oladepo Kemisola, a staff of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC).
The Police Prosecutor, ASP Fagboyinbo Abiodun informed the court that Abdulsalam committed the offence on May 4, 2020 at about 12:05pm at Dada Estate area, Osogbo.
Abiodun further told the court that the accused did unlawfully assault Kemisola while performing her lawful duty as IBEDC staff.
He said the accused allegedly used his slippers to beat up the IBEDC staff to the extent that she sustained an injury on her right finger.
Abiodun further said that the defendant allegedly assaulted one Oladepo Kemisola, an IBEDC staff, who noticed that the defendant had bye-passed the prepaid meter in his apartment.
The situation, the prosecutor said, led to the intervention of the police before he was apprehended.
According to him, the offence was contrary to and punishable under Section 355 of the Criminal Code Cap. 34 Vol. II Laws of Osun State Nigeria 2002.
But, the accused person pleaded not guilty to the allegation of assault levelled against him.
The Defence Counsel, Barrister Musa Muritala applied for the bail of the accused person in the most liberal term saying that the suspect was ready to provide reliable sureties and would not jump bail if granted.
Magistrate, Dr Olusegun Ayilara, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N50, 000 with one surety in the like sum.
Ayilara said the suerty must reside within the court jurisdictions with evidence of tax payments and passports photographs, attached with an affidavit of means.
He said the surety must also be an owner of a building.
The case was then adjourned till May 30 for hearing.