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Court Remands Woman in Prison Over Alleged Artificial Hand Damaged


By Sodiq Lawal
An Ile-Ife Magistrates’ Court , Osun State, recently remanded a 30-year-old woman, Fayemi Eshter, over an alleged damage of artificial hand with cutlass.
Easter was arraigned by the police on four count charges of conspiracy, assault, malicious damages, and breach of public peace.
Police prosecutor, Inspector James Obaletan, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on June 20, 2019 around 09:30 am at Owosunmomi village area, Ifetedo.
Obaletan said that the defendant conspired with one other to commit assault and conduct likely to cause malicious damage.
He added that the defendant unlawfully assaulted one Akintayo Fasilat by using stick to beat her on her head.
Obaletan expressed further that the defendant conducted herself in a manner that caused the breach of public peace and maliciously damaged by cutting an artificial hand of Akintayo Fasilat with cutlass.
The Prosecutor stated further that the offence contravened sections 87, 361, 451 and 516 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Osun, 2002.
The defendant, who was not legally represented, however, pleaded not guilty to four-count charge.
Presiding magistrate, Olukunle Owolawi, did not grant the bail of the defendant, saying it would serve as deterrent to others that breaches public peace.
Owolawi, ordered the remand of the defendant in Ilesa prison custody and adjourned the case till July 24, for hearing.