Court declares handicap’s trial inconclusive, remands him in prison
By Felix Kuyinu
Hearing will continue on November 14 at Ejigbo Magistrates’ Court over a case of theft against a 22-year-old deaf and dumb suspect, Daniel Olise.
The police alleged that Olise, with others said to be still at large, stormed a plaza near the Oba’s Palace in Ijegun, and carted away a water tank belonging to one Uneh John.
The police explained they were able to arrest the suspect due to his condition, which made him not know when other members of his gang escaped.
The accused is being tried on a three-count charge of conduct likely to cause breach of peace, conspiracy and stealing
In court last week, Olise signalled that he was deaf and dumb and cannot but indicated he could read and write.
The court directed that the suspect should be given the the charge sheet to read and make his plea. Olise collected the document, and after reading it, signalled that he was not guilty.
The Presiding Magistrate, Teslimi Shomade, granted him bail in the sum of N100,000, with two sureties in like sum.
Shomade remanded the accused in prison custody pending when he will perfect his bail conditions and adjourned the case till November 14, 2018.
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