By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
A 35-year-old Adeyeni Adeyeye, has been arraigned before an Ile-Ife Magistrate’s Court for allegedly assaulting the principal of Oduduwa College, Ile-Ife, Mr Sanusi Ademola.
The Prosecutor, ASP Abdullahi Emmanuel, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on February 1, 2021 around 10:30am on the school premises.
Emmanuel also informed the court that the defendant conspired with others now at large to commit a felony to wit: stealing, wilful damage, assault and conduct likely to cause a breach of peace.
He added that the defendant unlawfully assaulted the principal by hitting him with fist blows and tearing his shirt.
The prosecutor further said the defendant conducted himself in a manner likely to cause breach of public peace by invading his son’s school ( Oduduwa College, Ile-Ife) with thugs and assaulted the principal of the school.
In the same manner, the Prosecutor argued that Adeyeye also assaulted a teacher in his son’s school, one Awoyeye Olajide by hitting her with fist blows.
Emmanuel expressed further that the defendant stole car key, office key and a purse containing cash sum of N50,000, property of Awoyeye Olajide.
He said that the offence contravened sections 249(d), 351, 383, 390(9), 451 and 516 of the Criminal Code, Cap 32, Laws of Osun, 2002.
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to six- count charge of conspiracy, stealing, assault, wilful damage and breach of public peace.
The defence counsel, Mrs Oluwatosin Ademola, pleaded for the bail of the defendant in most liberal term and assured the court that Adeyeye would provide reliable sureties.
Ruling on the oral bail application, Magistrate A. A. Adebayo granted the defendant bail in the sum of N1million with one surety in like sum.
Adebayo added that the surety must swear to an affidavit of means, reside within the court jurisdiction, must be civil servant of grade level 12.
He stated further that the surety must present letter of appointment with last promotion letter, three years tax clearance certificate, valid identification card as well as produce three recent passport photographs.
The case was adjourned till March 3, for hearing.