Okitipupa (Ondo State) – A 48-year-old man, Gabriel Adetoyosi on Friday, appeared in an Okitipupa Magistrates’ Court, Ondo State, for allegedly using razor to cut his neighbour, one Yinka Akinwale.
The accused of no fixed address and occupation is standing trial on a two-count charge of unlawful assault and malicious damage.
The Prosecutor, Insp. Zedekiah Orogbemi told the court that the accused committed the offence on Nov. 1, 2016, about 11.00 a.m at No 6, Adetola Street, Okitipupa.
He further that Adetoyosi used the razor to inflict various degrees of injury on Akinwale over mild misunderstanding.
The prosecutor added that the accused also maliciously damaged a wooden door, valued at N10,000 and window glasses, valued at N40,000 totalling N50,000, property of Akinwale.
Orogbemi said that the offences were contrary to Sections 355 and 451, Criminal Code, Cap.37, Vol.1, Laws of Ondo State 2006.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges levelled against him.
The Magistrate, Mr Banji Ayeomoni, granted the accused bail in the sum of N50,000 and a surety in like sum, adding that the surety must present a year tax clearance.
He adjourned the case till Jan. 30 for further hearing.