March 2, 2024

Johnson Atsetuleghe In Court Over Alleged Assault On A Woman

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By Simeon OSAJIE

The Iyatsere of Warri, Chief Johnson Atsetuleghe has been arraigned before an Evbuoriaria Magistrates’ court, in Benin by Edo State Police Command over alleged assault on an female octogenarian.

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Chief Johnson Atsetuleghe, ‘m’ 54 years (The Defendant) is the Iyasere of Warri. He is being tried on a one count charge of assault, with charge No: MEN/ 204/ c / 2022.

Police Prosecutor, N. A Ukpebor Esq. told the court that the Defendant committed the offence on the 31st of December, 2021 and 1st day of January, 2022 at Ologbo Community in Ikpoba Okha Local Government Area of Edo State.

The Prosecutor said the Defendant did unlawfully assaulted one Female, Grace Tietie ‘F’ by beating her up with fist blow and inflicted injuries on her head and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 351 of the Criminal Code Cap. 48 Vol. 11, Laws of the Defunct Bendel State of Nigeria 1976 as applicable in Edo State.

If found guilty, Section 351 prescribes one year jail term for assault.

The Defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge preferred against him.

The Magistrate, Festus Okoro, admitted him to bail in the sum of N100,000 with one surety in like sum, who must be a resident within the jurisdiction of the court.

The Magistrate, thereafter, adjourned the case till 22 of March 2022 for further hearing.

Recall that an octogenarian, 84yrs old Mrs Grace Tietie of Ologbo Dukedom in Ikpoba Okha Local Government Area of Edo State has called on relevant authorities to come to her rescue as she was allegedly beaten up by one Chief Johnson Atsetuleghe, the Iyatsere of Warri kingdom and his boys.

Mrs. Tite Keke said some persons led by the Iyatsere of Warri, Chief Johnson Atsetuleghe beat her and some other persons over a certain festival normally held by the Itsekiris residing in the community.

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