Three men and a girl were on Wednesday arraigned before an Akure Chief Magistrates’ Court on a three- count charge of felony and assault.
The accused persons, who were docked before Chief Magistrate Igbekele Akinyele, were Tolulope Olatoyegun, 18, Tope Olatoye, 23, Segun Olukayode, 27 and Joshua Oni, 21.
They were jointly accused of committing felony on May 28 at about 3 pm at CAC Canaan Land, Lafe, Akure.
The police prosecutor, ASP Pelumi Adejuwon, said the action of the accused was contrary to and punishable under section 516 of the Criminal Code Cap 37 Vol. I Laws of Ondo State 2006.
The accused were also alleged to have assaulted Pastor J.O. Salami by using a broken glass cup to stab him as a result of which he sustained injuries all over his body.
The prosecutor said the offence contravened section 355 of the Criminal Code Cap 37 Vol. I Laws of Ondo State 2006.
He said the accused also broke into CAC Canaan Land thereby committing felony contrary to and punishable under section 415 of the Criminal Code Cap 37 Vol. I Laws of Ondo State 2006.
All the accused persons pleaded not guilty to the four-count charge and they elected for summary trial.
Adejuwon, who informed the court that he had 11 witnesses to call, asked for an adjournment to assemble them as well as study the case file.
The defence counsel, Victor Olatoyegun, did not object to the adjournment, but prayed the court to admit his clients to bail on liberal terms.
In his ruling, Akinyele granted bail to each of the accused persons in the sum of N50, 000 and two sureties each in like sum.
He adjourned the matter to July 17 for hearing.