Police arraign man, 48, over alleged assault

Police on Thursday arraigned a 48-year-old man, Hammed Mohammed, before an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court for   allegedly assaulting a man.
The defendant, of no fixed address, is standing trial on a charge of assault.
The prosecutor, Insp Bankole Olasunkanmi,  told the court that the defendant allegedly committed the offence on Dec.3 at about 4:00 p.m at Atikankan area in Ado-Ekiti.
He alleged that the defendant assaulted one Abdul Bashiru by hitting him with stone on his head, causing him harm.
Olasunkanmi said the offence contravened Section 355 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.
The prosecutor asked the court for adjournment to enable him to study the case file and present his witnesses.
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty.
Counsel to the defendant, Mr Timi Omotosho, urged the court to grant him bail, with a promise that he would not jump bail.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr Abdulhamid Lawal, granted bail to the defendant bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties in like sum.
He adjourned the case until Dec.29 for hearing. (NAN)