Ado Ekiti Chief Magistrate’s Court has remanded a 33-year-old man, Imole Emmanuel, in prison custody for allegedly pouring hot soup on a police corporal, Kayode Akingbade.
Emmanuel was arraigned on counts of assault and conduct likely to cause a breach of the public peace.
It was learnt that he also attempted to snatch the corporal’s rifle.
A team of policemen was said to be on surveillance around the Baptist College, Ilawe Road, when one of them asked the suspect to leave the area in order for them to carry out their operation.
Akingbade was said to have gone to a canteen to eat about 30 minutes later only for the suspect to trace him there and pour hot soup on him.
At the sitting held on Monday, the police prosecutor, Bankole Olasunkanmi, prayed the court for a short adjournment to enable him to study the case file and assemble his witnesses.
Moving a bail application, the defence counsel, Gbenga Alabadan, urged the court to grant the accused person bail, saying that he remained innocent until the contrary was proved in court.
But the Chief Magistrate, Idowu Ayenimo, said the defence did not justify the bail application.
Ayenimo thereafter ordered the defence to approach the court with a written bail application for the accused.
He ordered the accused to be remanded in prison custody and adjourned the case till July 7.
Culled from Punch