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Police arraign 4 in court over alleged assault

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The police, on Wednesday, arraigned four persons before an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court over alleged assault.

The defendants: Lasisi Alese, 54; Kehinde Ademilua, 40; Ganiyu Alese, 35 and Jamiyu Alese, 35, are facing a count charge of assault.

The Police Prosecutor, Insp Johnson Okunade, told the court that the defendants and six others, now at large, committed the offence on Feb. 9, at about 09:30 am. at Ajagbadu farm junction on Afao road, Ado-Ekiti.

Okunade said that the defendants and six others, now at large, conspired among themselves to commit felony to wit, assault occasioning harm.

He said that the defendants assaulted one Chief Ali Ominiyi, the Elejoka of Oke-Ila, Ado-Ekiti and Arogundade Olu of Aaye quarters, also in Ado-Ekiti, with broken bottle and inflicted injuries on their chests, left shoulders and jaw.

According to him, the offences contravene Sections 516 (A) and 355 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.

The prosecutor asked the court for an adjournment to enable him to study the case file and assemble his witnesses.

While the defendants pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against them, their counsel, Mr Chris Omokhafe, urged the court to grant them bail, with a promise that they would not jump bail.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr Adedayo Oyebanji, in his ruling, granted the defendants bail in the sum of N100,000, with one surety each in like sum.

Oyebanji said the surety must provide evidence of landed property within the court’s jurisdiction.

He, thereafter, adjourned the case till March 15, for hearing.

Funmilayo Okunade

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