Suspects charged for alleged assault discharged, acquitted
The nine suspects alleged to have assaulted the priest of Cathedral Church of Christ (Anglican Communion), Venerable Nathaniel Bamidele Oluwatade have been discharged and acquitted.
The Chief Magistrate Court, sitting in Yewa, Ogun State discharged and acquitted the defendants, Gbenga Elegbede and his wife, Bukola; Oke Atunrase, his wife, Elizabeth; Solomon Adeniji, his wife, Adedeji; Adebisi Ogunwunmi; Ololade Akinwunmi and Omoniyi Adedeji.
Their discharge was sequel to the ruling on a no case application filed by their counsel, Segun Koleola.
The court held that the police failed to prove the case against the defendants.
They were arrested sometimes on May 1,2016, arraigned before Chief Magistrate E. A. Adekunle on a five count charge of conspiracy to assaulting Venerable Oluwatade.
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