From Timothy Agbor/OSOGBO
A 27-year-old man, Abiodun Olabisi, has been dragged before a Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State for allegedly assaulting a housewife by beating her to pulp and bathing her house with feaces during a disagreement that ensued between them.
The middle aged housewife, Mrs. Arigo Comfort, was said to have been a neighbour to the defendant at Idi-Omo area, Osogbo where the strange incident took place.
According to the Police Prosecutor, Inspector Solomon Oladele, the accused after assaulting Arigo sometimes in the month of June, 2013 during the said disagreement also sneaked into her house and stole Arigo’s money before returning with his feaces which he splashed over the house of the plaintiff.
Oladele who said that Arigo reported the matter at Oja-Oba Divisional Police Station in the area argued that the money allegedly stolen was later discovered to be N2,000. The charge sheet reads in part: “That you Abiodun Olabisi sometimes in the month of June, 2013 at Idi-Omo area, Osogbo in Osogbo Magisterial District did conduct yourself in a manner likely to cause the breach of peace by using feaces to paint the house of one Arigo Comfort”.
“That you, (accused) on the same date, time and place in aforementioned Magisterial District did unlawfully assault one Arigo Comfort by beating her up and did steal the sum of N2,000, property of Arigo”.
The prosecutor however informed the court that Olabisi has committed offences contrary to and punishable under Sections 249 (d), 351 and 390 (9) of the Criminal Code, Cap 34, Volume II, Laws of Osun State of Nigeria, 2003.
But Olabisi pleaded not guilty to the three counts levelled against him by the State Commissioner of Police. The accused’s counsel, Mr. M. Nagode prayed the court to grant his client bail saying that he will not abuse the release if granted.
The presiding judge, Magistrate Olusola Aluko granted Olabisi bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties in the like amount saying that the sureties are to swear to affidavit of means and produce their Tax Clearance Certificate. The judge then adjourned the matter till 3rd November for mention.