27-year-old man in court for allegedly assaulting 100-year-old woman in Ile-Ife


A 27-year-old man, Abdullahi Salisu, who allegedly assaulted a 100-year-old woman, on Tuesday appeared in an Ile-Ife, Osun State Magistrates’ Court.

The Prosecution Counsel, Insp. Sunday Osanyintuyi told the court that the defendant committed the offence on 16 August 2020 around 3.45 PM at Sabo, Ile-Ife.

Osanyintuyi alleged that the defendant and others, who are at large, attacked Bintu Adamu and inflicted injuries on her forehead.

He alleged that the defendant also assaulted a housewife, Mrs Uman Adamu, 20-year-old.

The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 355 and 516 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Osun, 2020.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to three counts of conspiracy, assault and causing hurt.

The Defence Counsel, Mr Leke Dada, pleaded for bail for the defendant in most liberal terms.

Magistrate A. A. Ayeni admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.

Ayeni ordered the sureties to swear to an affidavit of means, reside within the court’s jurisdiction, while their addresses must also be verified by the prosecutor.

He adjourned the case until 24 September for hearing.


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