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Man Remanded In Prison For Allegedly Beating Civil Servants to Coma in Osun

By Nofisat Marindoti
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A 36-year-old man, Nicholas Ighomudo was on Monday, ordered to be remanded at Ilesha prison custody by an Osun State Magistrate's sitting in Osogbo, for allegedly beating two health workers to comma.

Ighomudo was said to have molested the officials while they were on an official assignment.

Prosecutor Sunday Ajayi told the court that Ighomudo on the 14th of October 2017 at about 10:30pm at Onibueja Area,Ido- Osun assaulted the duo of Kehinde Luqman and Naheem Bakare by by beating them up.

Ajayi said that the offence committed by the accused contravened section 355 of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Volume II Laws of Osun State of Nigeria 2003.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the three -count charge of assault and public disturbance leveled against him

Counsel to the accused, Barrister Abiodun Raji applied for the bail of her client in the most liberal terms, emphasising that the accused would not abuse bail privilege if granted.

But prosecutor Ajayi contested the bail on the ground that the action of Ighomudo is a disrespect to law of the state.

He said,"they went on an official assignment when attacked, and if released,he will still gang up with other colleagues at large."

While upholding the the prosecutor's position, Magistrate Adijat Olatundun Oloyade, ordered the remand of Nicholas Ighomudo at Ilesha prison custody and adjourned the case till November 28,2017,for hearing.

Oloyade,however, ordered the counsel to file a formal bail application the pending next trial.