From Smile Igbekele, Ore
A middle-aged man, Akin Adesulere who was granted bail by an Okitipupa Magistrates’ Court but could not meet the condition will remain in prison custody until November 12, 2015.
The accused person is standing trial before the Okitipupa Chief Magistrates’ Court on a two-count charge of assault and malicious damage.
According to the charge, Akin on October 4, 2015 at 1:20pm, at number 12, Hospital Road, Okitipupa beat one Ogidi Okoro, male with stick all over his body.
Prosecution said the action constituted an offence contrary to and punishable under section 351 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ondo State of Nigeria, 2006.
At the same time, place and day, Akin allegedly maliciously damaged the following items; one Amtronic tape valued at N6,000, a Pu-xing tape valued at N1,800, one Alba sound valued at N2,000 and three rechargeable torchlights valued at N3,200.
Others are one torchlight valued at N7,000, one breakable plate valued at N100.00 as well as planks valued at N5,400 totalling N20,200 only, property of one Ogidi Okoro.
The offence, prosecution said, is contrary to and punishable under Section 451 of the Criminal Code Laws of Ondo State of Nigeria, 2006.
The accused person however pleaded not guilty to the offences, but while prosecuting, Insp Fred Orogbemi said that he has three witnesses to call.
He informed the court that he needed time to study the case file which is claimed was new to him.
He therfore applied for adjournment to study the case file and assemble his witnesses.
Counsel to the accused person, Bar. Olusegun Lema applied for the bail of his client in a liberal term.
The Presiding Magistrate, Banji Ayeomoni granted bail to the accused in the sum of N30,000 and one surety in the like sum.
Akin was however taken to remand by prison officials as he could not meet the bail condition at the close of work.