Covid-19 Fear: Lawyer handling assault case Flew courtroom as accused Cough

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Funny scene happen on Tuesday inside an Osun State Magistrates’ Court sitting in Osogbo, the State capital when a person arraigned for assault, suddenly coughed in a courtroom while his charge was being read.

Report by Punch disclose that Three lawyer sitting in the front of the accused person that cough quickly moved away from were they are sitting close to the accused.

The development led to little disruption of court proceedings.


In bid to obey the court protocol, the chief judge handling the case, Magistrate Olusegun Ayilara told the accused that his cough cannot stop the court hearing.

"Ige was arraigned alongside Rasaq Sunday, Wasiu Adeyanju and Samson Ogunleye.

They were said to have on April 6, 2020 on Olugun Street, Osogbo, conspired to commit assault occasioning harm – an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 516 of criminal code cap 34 Vol. Il, Laws of Osun State of Nigeria 2002.

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The accused were said to have used broken bottles, scissors, and cutlass to inflict injury on the left hand of one Lateef Kareem.

Rasaq Olayiwola announced appearance for the prosecution.

The accused, who had no legal representation, pleaded not guilty to the two counts of assault pressed against them.

The magistrate, Ayilara, admitted the accused to bail in the sum of N200, 000 with one surety each.

He then adjourned the matter till May 13 for mention." Punch Report

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