April 20, 2024

Man Remanded for Assaulting Woman, Pulling Off Her Dreadlocks in Sagamu

Man Remanded for Assaulting Woman, Pulling Off Her Dreadlocks in Sagamu

Man Remanded for Assaulting Woman, Pulling Off Her Dreadlocks in Sagamu

 

By: JP Ashedzi

The Sagamu Correctional Centre has received a middle-aged man, Oluwaseun Adebayo, who was on Tuesday remanded for allegedly beating and pulling off the dreadlocks of one Esther Odusanya, at Awosanya Street, opposite Iyaloja House, Ajaka, Sagamu.

Adebayo was arraigned before a Senior Magistrate, Omolara Osanyin, of a Sagamu Magistrate’s Court on a three-count bordering on assault and causing bodily harm.

It was gathered that Adebayo, on Saturday, allegedly beat Esther with fist blows and pulled off her dreadlocks, causing bodily harm and discomfort to the alleged victim.

The charge against the defendant reads, “That you, Adebayo Oluwaseun, on the 26th day of August 2023, at about 1105am at Awosanya Street, opposite Iyaloja House, Ajaka, Sagamu in the Sagamu Magisterial District did unlawfully assaulted one Odusanya Olaoluwa Esther by beating her over her face and her head causing her bodily harm and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 355 of the Criminal Code of Ogun State of Nigeria 2006.

“That you, Adebayo Oluwaseun, on the same date, time and place in the aforementioned magisterial district did unlawfully and inherently assault one Odusanya Olaoluwa Esther by beating her with fist blows all over her body and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 360 of Criminal Code Law of Ogun State of Nigeria, 2006.

“That you, Adebayo Oluwaseun, on the same date, time and place in the aforementioned magisterial district did unlawfully wound and by similar act assault one Odusanya Olaoluwa Esther by pulling off her dreadlocks hair from her head, causing her bodily discomfort, thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 338 of the Criminal Code Law of Ogun State of Nigeria, 2006.”

Adebayo, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.

Magistrate Osanyin granted the defendant bail in the sum of N200,000. The court however ordered that he be remanded pending the perfection of his bail.

Magistrate Osanyin, however, adjourned the case till 27 October 2023.

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