A 23-year-old man, Sodiq Okunola, has been remanded in Ilesa Correctional Centre by an Osogbo magistrate’s court for allegedly stabbing a co-tenant over missing items.
Sodiq was alleged of causing grievous harm to one AbdulGafar Dauda by stabbing him in his left hand with knife and also biting him on the chest following a disagreement that ensued between them.
According to the charge sheet read in court on Monday, the suspect committed the offence on January 24, 2021 at about 8:30am at Zone D2, Fiwasaye Community, Osogbo.
Police prosecutor, Inspector Olayiwola, told the court that Okunola and the victim were co-tenants, disclosing that the victim suspected Dauda of stealing some properties that belong to him.
He said their landlord called the two for a peace meeting, adding that Okunola got furious and brought out a knife from nowhere and stabbed Dauda on his left hand.
According to the police, the alleged offence contravened Section 335 of the Criminal Code, Cap 34, Vol. 2, Laws of Osun State, 2002.
But the accused person pleaded not guilty to a count charge of grievous assault.
Defence Counsel, Okobe Nagite, prayed the court to admit the suspect to bail on a liberal term, stressing that the offence allegedly committed by the accused person was bailable.
The bail application was opposed by the prosecutor on the ground that the victim was still receiving treatment at Osun State University of Teaching Hospital, Osogbo.
However, the Magistrate, Mr. Ishola Omisade, ordered that the suspect be remanded in Ilesa Correctional Centre, just as he adjourned the case till February 3, 2021 for hearing