Carpenter charged with assaulting woman with saw

The 30-year-old carpenter is facing a two-count charge of assault and malicious damage.

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Osuolale is facing a two-count charge of assault and malicious damage.

Police Prosecutor Zedekiah Orogbemi told the court that the accused had on Jan. 1 at about 11.00 a.m. at No. 17, Akinfolarin Str., Okitipupa, assaulted a woman, Ayinke Bolajoko, following a misunderstanding between them.

“The accused also used a saw to inflict injuries on the complainant.

“He also maliciously damaged a wooden door valued at N35, 000 and windows worth N60, 000, property of Bolajoko.”

According to him, the offences contravene Sections 355 and 451, Criminal Code, Laws of Ondo State 2006.

The accused, whose address is unknown, pleaded not guilty.

In his ruling, the Magistrate, Mr Banji Ayeomoni, granted the accused bail in the sum of N50, 000 with a surety in like sum.

He said the surety should provide evidence tax payment to the government as part of the bail condition.

Further hearing in the case was fixed for Feb. 13.

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