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Man drags to court in Osun, for allegedly stabbing neighbor

Man drags to court in Osun, for allegedly stabbing neighbor
  • PublishedMarch 16, 2021

James Francis, a resident of Osun has been dragged before an Osun state Magistrate Court sitting in Ile-Ife for allegedly stabbing his neighbor with broken bottle.

It was said that the accused person assaulted his victim, Gregory Nwoeze and stabbed him severally with broken bottle.

The offence which was committed on March 11, at Ido-Afeki area, off Ilesa Road in Ile-Ife, was said to contravene Section 266 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Osun, 2002. Inspector Sunday Osanyintuyi, the Prosecutor told the court.

When the one-count charge of assault was read to the accused, he, however, pleaded not guilty.

The Defense Counsel, Mr Babawale Omodogbe, prayed the court to grant his client bail in the most liberal terms, assuring that he would not jump bail.

In her ruling, Magistrate Ibitola Oyebadejo granted the accused person to bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum.

The magistrate ordered that the sureties must reside within the court’s jurisdiction, and should produce three recent passport photographs.

Before adjourning the case till April 5 for mentioning, she further ordered that one of the sureties must be an employed citizen, with three years tax clearance certificate presented.

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