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Osun NUT Storms Ede Court In Solidarity With Colleague Beaten By Suspected Hoodllums

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By:Hammed Tajudeen,Osogbo

The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) leadership and teachers in their large number on Monday stormed a magistrate court sitting in Ede North Local Government in solidarity of their colleague, Mrs.Inaolaji Sadia Adekilekun,a teacher of CAC Government School,Talafia,Ede who was allegedly beaten by Adeojo Sodiq and his gang who are yet to be arrested.

Adeojo Sadiq,20 year-old and native of Ede today was charged with a new three count charges, allegedly on January 24, 2019 around 9:30 am beat Mr.Adekilekun,he also and his other gang fought with the same teacher at the school and disrupted public peace.

The accused person pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Recalls, the accused person on January 24,2019 was arraigned before the court with three count charges which he pleaded not guilty and later granted bail of 100,000 thousand naira with one surety.

The Prosecutor, Principal Inspector of Corps II, Opeyemi Adeniran told the court that he has submitted a substitute application before the court praying the court to strike out the former application.

Reacting to the substituted application,the Defence counsel to the suspect ,Prince Niran Ojekale told the court that he is just seeing the new application, however said he is not objecting to it in order not to cause unduly delay.

The court stroke out the former charges and adopted the new application.

Prince Ojekale told the court that the court can still take it judicial decision which was taken on it previous ruling on January where the accused person was granted a bail saying since then the accused person has not been forced to appear before the court.

Ojekale further said that he has never influenced the case since its commencement, the suspect is ready to stand his trial with his surety also in the court and noted that his being in custody will not help the matter

“The accused person is ready to assist the prosecutor in arresting his gang” he stressed.

He also prayed the court to grant the accused person a bail promised he will not jump bail but opposed by the prosecutor who said the victim is presently on a critical condition.

The presiding magistrate, I.O. Oyebadejo in her ruling ordered the prosecutor to present the complainant before the court and order evidences warned that she will otherwise strike out the case.

She however granted a bail of 200,000 thousand naira to the accused person with one surety gainfully employed who reside within the jurisdiction of the court and adjourned the case to March 4 for hearing.

The state chairman of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT), Comrade Wakil Amuda while addressing newsmen after the court said that the union is not relenting in its course to pursue this case to a reasonable length saying all necessary actions are going on in order to see that the suspect and his other gang are judicially dealt with.

He further said the union is presently enjoying support from the state government of Osun on the case adding that the state counsel will appear in court at the next adjourned day.

He urged the teachers to continue to be diligent in their profession, promised that his leadership will never allow their rights to be infringed by hoodlum.

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Hammed Tajudeen is the editor in-chief of Blaze News, holds Higher National Diploma(HND) in Mass Communication, graduated from Osun State Polytechnic, Iree.

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