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Man in Court Over Assault in Ekiti

The police on Wednesday arraigned a 21-year-old man, Ajayi Oluwatosin, in an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrate’s’ Court for assault occasioning harm.

Oluwatosin, of no fixed address, is standing trial on a charge of assault.

The Prosecutor, Insp Caleb Leranmo, told the court that the accused and others at large, committed the offence on Sunday at about 8:30 a.m. at Atikankan Area of Ado-Ekiti.

He said that the accused and others at large assaulted one Tope Babalola by using a stone to hit him in several places on his forehead and caused him harm.

The prosecutor said the offence contravened Section 355 of the Criminal Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.

He asked the court for an adjournment to enable him to study the case file and present his witnesses.

Oluwatosin, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge and his counsel, Mr Busuyi Ayorinde, urged the court to grant him bail.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr Adesoji Adegboye, granted bail to the accused in the sum of N200, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

Adegboye adjourned the case till Oct. 2 for hearing. (PMNews)

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