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Couple Attack Policemen, IBEDC workers With Dog

Couple Attack Policemen, IBEDC workers With Dog

A couple, Adeyemi and Divine Adegoke, and their neighbour, Deji Ajayi, on Thursday, appeared before an Osogbo Chief Magistrates’ Court for assaulting workers of the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company and three police operatives during official duties.

Details of the offences committed by the defendants as contained in their charge sheet indicated that they engaged in the acts on March 31, 2023, at No. 93 Ayelaka Area, Dada Estate, Osogbo.

The defendants allegedly assaulted one Sayo Owaniyi and Adetunji Adetona who were staff members of IBEDC, as well as, Inspectors Ariyo Oyeleke, Muritala Kazeem and Police Corporal Femi Adisa, while performing their duties.

The charge read, “That you, Adegoke Divine, Adegoke Adeyemi and Ajayi Deji on March 31, 2023, in the morning at No. 93, Ayelaka Area, Dada Estate, Osogbo in the Osogbo Magisterial District, did conspire to commit felony to wit serious assault, assault and threat to the life of one Owaniyi Sayo and Adetunji Adetona of IBEDC Osogbo and police officers and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 516 of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol. II Laws of Osun State of Nigeria 2002.

“That you, Adegoke Divine, Adegoke Adeyemi and Ajayi Deji on the same date and place at the aforementioned magisterial district did seriously assault one Owaniyi Sayo and Adetunji Adetona who are IBEDC staff members of Osogbo Branch and also Inspector Ariyo Oyeleke, Inspector Muritala Kazeem and PC. Adisa Femi while performing their duty by beating and stoning them and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 383 and punishable under Section 356 of the criminal code Cap 34 Vol. II Laws of Osun State of Nigeria 2002.

“That you, Ajayi Deji, on the same date and place at the aforementioned magisterial district did attempt to kill one Owaniyi Sayo and Adetunji Adetona with a dog and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 383 and punishable under Section 320 of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol. II Laws of Osun State of Nigeria 2002.”

The defendants pleaded not guilty to the three counts.

The presiding magistrate, Olusegun Ayilara, admitted Divine to bail in the sum of N200,000 with one surety, while the other two were granted bail in the sum of N500,000 each with two sureties.

Ayilara then adjourned the matter till June 15, 2023, for a hearing.

 

 

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