Man in trouble for beating up judge[Photos]

Akure Magistrate court has remanded a 24-
year old man, Akinyemi Benjamin, for allegedly
beating a Chief Magistrate, Mrs. Yetunde
Ajanaku during a misunderstanding between
As a result of the alleged assault, Mrs Ajanaku
was reported to have sustained various
injuries. The accused person was alleged to have
punched the Magistrate severally and also used
his shoe to beat her, during a misunderstanding
between them at Odi-Olowo street, Akure, on
June 16, 2015.

According to the police Prosecutor, Mr Pelumi
Adejuwon, the offence was contrary to and
punishable under section 351 of the criminal code
cap 37 Vol. 1 Laws of Ondo State of Nigeria,
2006. He however urged the court to adjourn the
case to enable him study the case file properly.
But, counsel to the accused person, Mr. Azeez
Agbaje , objected the prosecution’s prayer, and
prayed the court to grant his client bail in the
most liberal term.
He argued that the offence committed by his
client was a bailable one.
However, the accused person pleaded not guilty
to the one-count charge of assault levelled
against him.
The presiding Magistrate, Mr Sunday Adedapo
ordered the accused person to be remanded in
Olokuta prison till the determination of the case.
He thereafter adjourned the case till June 23,
2015 for ruling.


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