2 Men Sentenced To 2 Years Imprisonment For Assaulting IBEDC Staff

A Magistrates’ Court in Abeokuta on Friday sentenced Kukoyi Abayomi and Adio Oluwanbe to two years imprisonment each for assaulting a staff of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC).

Magistrate  I.O. Abudu, sentenced Abayomi, 36 and Oluwanbe, 31, after she found them guilty on the nine counts bordering on conspiracy, assault, unlawful possession of harmful weapons.

Abudu held that the prosecution  proved its case beyond reasonable doubts and  the defendants  were guilty as charged.

She, however, gave them options to pay N10,000 each as fine.

She ordered that the money should  be given to the complainant to as compensation for his medical bills.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, Insp Bukola Abolade told court that the defendants committed the offence on April 23 at about 11.35a.m. at Grammar School area of Abeokuta.

Abolade, said  that the defendants assaulted the complainant, Mr Ayorinde Olajide, while discharging his lawful duties.

She also said  that the convicts also stabbed Olajide in his left eye with a broken bottle.

The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of section 355, 197,249 of the Criminal Law of Ogun 2006.


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