South Indian Rivers Linking Farmers Association

Five men- John Peter,21, Sunday Gbambgose, 20, Azeez Ogungbade,30, Sunday Oluwatobi,20,and Idowu Saheed, 20,were on Tuesday arraigned in an Ota Magistrates’ Court, Ogun, for alleged assault.

The defendants of no fixed addresses are facing a two-count charge of assault and conspiracy.

The prosecutor, Sgt. Chudu Gbesi, told the court that the defendants committed the offences on March 18, at about Atan, Ota.

Gbesi said that the accused persons conspired to assault one Olalekan Oyedele, with an object suspected to be cutlass, and inflicted injuries on his right eye.

He said that the offences contravened Sections 355 and 516 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ogun, 2006.
The defendants pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The Senior Magistrate, Mr S. O. Banwo, granted them bail in the sum of N100, 000 each, with two sureties each in like sum.

The case was adjourned till April 12 for hearing.


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