Court remands Ghanaian man for damaging mini bus windscreen glass in Osun

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[Osun]–Police arraigned a Ghanaian man named Junior Kofi at the Osun State magistrate court sitting in Osogbo, the State capital for allegedly damaged a motor vehicle bus windscreen glass.

The suspects, Kofi Junior was arraigned on Monday at the magistrate court which presided over by chief Mrs Fatimoh Sodamade on a one count charge bothering on damage property.

The prosecutor Inspector Fagboyinbo Abiodun told the court on a count charge that Kofi committed the offense on 17 of September 2017 at capital area in Osogbo.

Abiodun said the accused who is heavily drunk at that time used his phone and smashed it on the commercial vehicles with registration number SGBOLXB Osun and damaged the vehicle belonging to Mulibi Morufu.

Fagboyinbo explained that the offense committed by the accused contravene section 451 of the criminal code cap 34 volume 11.laws of Osun State 2002.

It was gathered that the accused refused to pay the driver of the vehicle an amount which they both agreed when he got to his destination.

The drive of the commercial vehicles, Mulibi Morufu said he told the accused that he will collect 50 but the accused on getting down brought out #30 which he (Mulibi) refused to accept from him.

The accused who is heavily drunk used it’s phone and damage the vehicle which made the complaint to call police and he was aressted.

The charge sheet sighted by our correspondence reads” That you Junior Kofi on the 17 day of September at about 5pm at the capital area osogbo in the Osogbo magistrateria district court did damage windscreen glass of motor vehicle mini bus Registration number SGBOLXB Osun, commercial colourd valued yet unknown property of one Mulibi Morufu and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 451 of the criminal code cap 34 volume 11.laws of Osun State 2002.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the one count charge against him by the police.

The accused was represented by Mrs Raji Abiodun who first applied for the bail of her clients before the Magistrate order the prosecutor to open the case for hearing today.

The magistrate, Mrs Fatimoh Sodamade ordered that the commercial bus be returned to the complaint on bound and that the accused should be remanded in Ilesha prison custody.

She thereby adjourned the case to October 12 for defense.

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