Bola Bamigbola, Osogbo
One Taiwo Orofin has been arraigned before an Ile-Ife Magistrates’ Court in Osun State for allegedly slapping a traffic warden.
Orofin was arraigned on two counts bordering on assault.
Addressing the court on Thursday, the police prosecutor, Mr Sunday Osanyintuyi, said the defendant committed the offence on May 28, 2019, at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex, Ile-Ife.
He alleged that Orofin slapped one Inspector Ajiwe Samuel at his duty post.
According to Osanyintuyi, the defendant injured the policeman in his upper lip during the attack.
He added that the offence contravened sections 355 and 356 of the Criminal Law of Osun State, 2002.
Orofin, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The defence counsel, Mr Olalekan Babatunde, urged the court to admit his client to bail with an assurance that Orofin would provide reliable sureties.
Ruling on the bail application, the magistrate, Muhibah Olatunji, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N200,000 and adjourned the case till June 13.
Source :Punch NG