Woman Stabs Pastor With Broken Bottle


A 39-year-old woman, Esther Olawale, was arraigned before an Ile-Ife Magistrates’ Court, Osun state for alleged assault. The defendant was said to have stabbed a pastor with broken bottle, on his left hand and at the back.

Police prosecutor, Emmanuel Abdullahi, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on May 6, 2018 in the Ile-Ife, Osun state. He said the offence contravened Section 355 of the Criminal Code, Law of Osun, 2002.

The defendant pleaded ‘not guilty’ to the lone count charge of assault preferred against her.

The defence counsel, Olalere Olaobaju, applied for bail for the accused in the most liberal terms and promised that the accused would not jump bail.

The magistrate, Ishola Omisade, granted the accused bail in the sum of N200, 000, with two sureties in like sum.

The case was adjourned till June 18, 2018 for hearing.

 Raphael Adenaike

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