By Yusuf Oketola
FOR allegedly breaching public peace and injuring night guards, a 34-year-old landlord, Wakilu Ganiyu and his tenant, Segun Amos (26) have been arraigned before an Osogbo magistrate’s court.
Amos, a driver, allegedly hired hoodlums to beat his landlord and in the process attacked and injured two night guards in the area, Omoyele Ogayemi and Dare Adegbiyi with cutlass and Axe.
According to the charge sheet, two android phones valued N25, 000 and N48, 000 and cash sum of N60, 000, properties of Ogayem and Adegbiyi respectively were carted away by Amos and 18 other suspects at large.
Ganiyu was accused of attacking and injuring Amos with an iron object on his left hand.
The accused persons committed the offence on March 4, 2021 at about 8pm at Odetoyinbo Street, Behind Ayegbaju Market, Osogbo, according to the charge sheet.
However, Amos pleaded not guilty to the allegations while Ganiyu said he was guilty of the allegations against him.
Defence counsel, Okobe Nagite prayed the court to admit the accused persons to bail, promising that reliable sureties would stand for them.
But the Police prosecutor, Sergeant Kayode Adepoju said Amos should not be released on bail because he was not residing with the court’s jurisdiction, adding that nobody came to check on him when he was arrested.
Adepoju claimed that if he was admitted to bail, he would surely go back to gather his colleague thugs and disturb the peace of the area again.
However, the presiding Magistrate, Mrs. Olubunmi Ajanaku admitted Ganiyu to bail in sum of N200,000 with two sureties, while Amos was remanded in Ilesa Correctional centre.
The case was adjourned till March 23, 2021 for definite hearing.