By Yusuf Oketola
A MEDICAL doctor, Olajumoke Tokunbo (46) and a staff member of his hospital, Oyinlola Oluwatosin (26) were yesterday arraigned before an Osogbo magistrate’s court for allegedly beating workers of the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC).
Tokunbo and Oluwatosin were also accused of stealing the IBEDC prepaid metre numbered 14313649.
According to the charge sheet, the accused persons committed the offence on January 27 and March 9, 2021 at Ogo-Oluwa area, Osogbo.
Police prosecutor, Sergeant Kayode Adeoye told the court that Tokunbo assaulted three staff members of the IBEDC, Paul Taiwo Ishola, Kehinde Fashakin and Ibrahim Lawal on their lawful duty by blocking them with his car.
Adeoye further alleged that Tokunbo threw away the IBEDC leader and other accoutrements belonging to the company before men of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) were later deployed to the scene to rescue them.
However, the accused persons pleaded not guilty to the six-count charge slammed against them.
Defence Counsel, Sunday Abolade, applied for the bail of the accused persons in the most liberal term.
In his ruling, Magistrate Adekanmi Adeyeba admitted the accused persons to bail in the sum of N500,000 with one surety in like sum.
He thereafter adjourned the matter till April 14, 2021 for hearing.