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Man docked over alleged assault in Osun

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Man docked over alleged assault in Osun

A 33-year-old man, Wasiu Banji was, on Tuesday, arraigned in an Osogbo Chief Magistrates’ Court over alleged assault.

Banji is facing a one-count charge of assault.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Fagboyinbo Abiodun, told the court that the accused committed the offence on April 12 at about 7:30 p.m. at Ikolaba , Aromole area of Osogbo.

Abiodun said the accused, who was engaged in an argument with the complainant, Ogundare Daniel, over money, resorted to self help and inflicted injuries on him with a cutlass.

The prosecutor said the offence contravened Section 355 of the Criminal Code, Cap 34, Vol. 11, Laws of Osun, 2003.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge against him.

The defence counsel, Mr. Promise Jones, prayed the court to grant his client bail in liberal terms.

The magistrate, Mr Olusola Aluko, granted the accused bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties in like sum.

Aluko, who said the sureties must reside within the court’s jurisdiction, also ordered them to show evidence of tax payment as well as present two passports size photographs attached with an affidavit of means.

The case was adjourned till May 30 for mention.

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