70-year-old Farmer In Court Over Alleged Assault

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A 70-year-old farmer, Tuesday, appeared before an Okitipupa Magistrate’s Court in Ondo State, over alleged assault of a woman with a cutlass.

The defendant, Festus Olagunloye, who lives at 7, Temiloluwa St., Ayeka, Okitipupa, is standing trial on a one-count charge of assault.

He pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Sgt. Zedekiah Orogbemi, told the court that the accused committed the offence at 1.30 p.m. on November 14 at 9, Teminu St., Araromi, Okitipupa.

He said a misunderstanding ensued between the accused and the complainant, Roseline Inumisan, over an undisclosed issue which enraged the farmer causing him to strike her with a cutlass on the right hand, which he said, resulted in the woman sustaining an injury on the hand.

Adjourning the case to December 18, the Magistrate, Mr Olalekan Awodeyi, granted the farmer bail in the sum of N50,000 with one surety in like sum.

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