By Ayodele Popoola
A 73- year-old man, Gabriel Afolabi, has appeared before an Akure Magistrate Court for alleged assault and breach of public peace.
The septuagenarian was brought by the police on five counts of assault and breach of public peace and malicious damage.
He allegedly committed the offence on December 5,2022 , around 5a.m in Ayegunle area in Iju.
The Prosecutor, Inspector Simon Wada told the court that the defendant conducted himself in a manner likely to cause a breach of peace and also constituted himself as a nuisance in a public place.
Wada alleged that the defendant attacked one Sunday Enuiyin and his wife, Grace Enuiyin with stick and inflict injuries on the head and eyes of one of the victims.
He also said that the defendant damaged one spectacle, glasses and wrist watch total valued at N24,000, property of Grace Enuiyin.
The defendant was also said to have assaulted one Michael Adelana.
He said the accused person trespassed on a property belonging to the complainant, even after a court judgment.
The prosecutor said the offence contravened sections 516, 355 and 383 and 390 (9) of the criminal code, Cap 37, vol. 1 laws of Ondo, 2006.
Afolabi pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Defence Counsel, Gbenga Akinkuotu , prayed the court to admit his client to bail in most liberal terms.
The Magistrate, Damilola Sekoni, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum.
The case was adjourned till January 27, 2023.