Two in court for injuring man with broken bottles
By Abiodun Ebun
Two men, Samson Ovie and Solomon David have been dragged before an Akure Magistrate Court sitting at Oke-Eda over alleged assault and violence likely to cause breach of public peace.
The two defendants who are now facing five count-charge bordering on conspiracy, violence assault and breach of peace.
The accused persons committed the offence on the November 3, 2019 at about 3pm at the back of Oda police station in Akure Magisterial District.
According to the prosecution, the defendants assaulted one Peter Genesis and Gabriel Agbe, with beatings which made them sustained several injuries all over their bodies while blood was dripping out of Gabriel Agbe’s body in the process before the intervention of the police officer who rescued them.
They were also alleged to have unlawfully entered Peter Genesis’s apartment to steal the sum of N60,000, also his phone valued N48,000 while the first defendant Samson Ovie was also said to have chased Genesis Peter around with broken bottle.
The offence was said to have been contrary to and punishable under section 390 of criminal code Caps 37 Volume 1, law of Ondo State Nigeria 2006.
The defendants pleaded not guilty to the charges levelled against them.
The Prosecutor, Augustine Omhenimhen prayed the court to adjourn the case to enable him study the case file so as to gather more facts on the next date.
The Lawyer representing the defendants, Mr. Femi Adetoye did not oppose the prosecutor’s plea for adjournment. But prayed the court to admit the defendants to bail in most liberal term.
Adding that the constitution still presume them to be innocents until proven otherwise by the court and their offences are bailable ones. He added that the defendants are responsible and they would not jump bail or misused the opportunity.
The Magistrate Mrs O.R. Yakubu, granted both the defendants bail in the sum of N200,000 each with one surety in like sum who must be gainfully employed and must be residing within the court magisterial district.
Yakubu, said the surety must submit an affidavit means of identification and evidence of tax payment for the current year with two photograph passport and two photograph each of the defendants to be duly verify by the court audit.
However, the case was adjourned till November 14, 2019 for hearing.