For an attempt on the life of a FRSC official on duty, a truck driver has been remanded in prison by an Ibadan court.
The Senior Magistrate, Mrs Patricia Adetuyibi, ordered Akinola to be remanded in Agodi prison inspite of the plea of his counsel, Mr Eze Okeke, asking for his bail.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Akinola pleaded not guilty to some counts in the charge bordering on assault, abduction, threat to life and dangerous driving.
His plea was, however, not taken by the court on the charge of attempt to kill while armed with a knife.
Adetuyibi adjourned the case till Feb. 27 for mention.
NAN reports that Akinola, who is of unknown address, was arraigned on a seven – count charge of assault and attempt to kill while armed with a dangerous weapon.
Other counts are conduct likely to cause breach of the peace, threat to life, dangerous driving and damaging other people’s vehicle.
The Prosecutor, Sgt. Bola Olokoba, told the court that Akinola with intent to resist lawful arrest assaulted Idowu .
Olokoba said that Akinola attempted to kill Idowu on Dec. 26, 2016 at about 11:30 a.m. at Iwo road roundabout, Ibadan, while armed with an iron rod and cutlass.
“He was alleged to have armed himself with a knife, cutlass and iron rod, he also conducted himself in a manner likely to cause breach of the peace by abducting Idowu.
“Idowu was taken from Iwo road to Oje area in Ibadan by Akinola, who with intent to intimidate, threatened his life with knife and cutlass, “said Olokoba.
She also alleged that Akinola, while driving a Mack Truck with Lagos registration number EKY 248 XY, drove on a public highway recklessly in a manner dangerous to the public.
The prosecutor further alleged that Akinola damaged one Volkswagen Vento vehicle with Lagos registration number LND 721 XC.
She said the offences contravened Sections 86, 249 (d), 320, 356 (1)and 417 (D) and Sections 18 and 25 (1) of the Road Traffic Act, Cap 148, Vol. V, Laws of Oyo State, 2000.