Ekiti APC LG chairmanship aspirant imprisoned over assault, traffic offence

Ekiti APC LG chairmanship aspirant imprisoned over assault, traffic offence

A chairmanship aspirant in Ekiti State under the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mrs Abimbola Adeniyi, was yesterday remanded in prison for alleged traffic offence and assaulting a police officer and a staff of the Ekiti State Traffic Management Agency while performing their lawful duty.

Adeniyi, 39, mother of three, who was supposed to declare her aspiration for the December 23, 2017 local government chairmanship election in her Iyin Ekiti countryhome in Irepodun /Ifelodun local government, allegedly committed the offence on Friday, October 6.

She was arraigned before Chief Magistrate Richard Adegboye alongside a 23-year old mechanic operating in Ado Ekiti, Tope Ogidiolu.

The accused persons were arraigned by police prosecutor, Inspector Caleb Leramo .

The charge sheet reads: “That you, Abimbola Adeniyi conspired with one Tope Ogidiolu to commit felony to wit serious assault and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 516 of the criminal code cap 616 volume 1 laws of Ekiti State 2012.

“That you Abimbola Adeniyi and Tope Ogidiolu on the say day time and place at the aforementione magisterial district did
assault and willfully obstruct number 458158 Corporal Adeosun Taiwo while performing his lawful and legitimate duty and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 356 subsection 2 subsection 5 of the criminal code Cap 616 volume 1 , Ekiti State laws of Nigeria 2012.

“That you Abimbola Adeniyi and Tope ogidiolu assaulted Andrew John Adeyemi, a staff of the Ekiti State Traffic Management Agency while performing his lawful duty and thereby committed offence contrary to and punishable under section 356 subsection 1 (5) of the criminal code cap 616 volume 1, Ekiti State Laws 2012.

“That you Abimbola Adeniyi and Tope Ogidiolu did willfully and maliciously damage the uniform of number 458158 corporal belonging to Adeosun Taiwo and thereby committed an offence and punishable under section 451 of the criminal code cap 16
volume 1 of the laws of Ekiti State”.

The accused persons pleaded not guilty to the charges.

However, lawyer to the accused persons, Mrs Taiwo Ajibulu, applied for bail which was objected to by the prosecutor.

Ajibulu said issues of traffic offence was bailable and that it will be a breach of the rights of her clients to be deprived of bail on account of flimsy excuse that she could jump bail.

Magistrate Adegboye ordered that the accused persons be remanded in prison custody till October 13, 2017.

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