A woman identified as Esther Olawale, has been arraigned before an Ile-Ife Magistrates’ Court, Osun State, for allegedly stabbing a pastor with broken bottle.
Olawale, of no fixed address, is facing one count of assault.
The prosecutor, Inspector Emmanuel Abdullahi, told the court that the accused committed the offence on May 6 at about 6.00 p.m. at No. 11, Moremi Line 10, Ile-Ife.
Abdullahi said that the accused stabbed the complainant, Pastor Kayode Oluwawemimo, with broken bottle on the left hand and at the back during a disagreement.
He said the assault caused bodily injuries to the complainant, who is a pastor in one of the churches in Ile-Ife.
In his testomony at the court, the prosecutor stated that the accused took a stand on attacking the pastor and maintained that nothing could be done to her
“According to preliminary investigation made on the case, it was reported that Esther, after stabbing the pastor, also threatened that nothing will happen to her and that the pastor should do whatever he wanted to do” he said
The offence contravened Section 355 of the Criminal Code, Law of Osun, 2002.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge and in her statement to the reporter, she maintained that the pastor provoked her and called her names. And before she made the attempt to stab him with the bottle, he had touched her in provocative places
“I didn’t just take my action out of nothing. Ask him, he was the one that got me annoyed to make me act the way I did”
The defence counsel, Mr. Olalere Olaobaju, applied for bail for the accused in the most liberal terms and promised that the accused would not jump bail.
The magistrate, Ishola Omisade, granted the accused bail in the sum of N200,000, with two sureties in like sum, and adjourned the case until June 18 for hearing.