By Nafisat Arogundade, Osogbo
Department of State Security (DSS), on Monday arraigned a 48-year-old man, Joshua Sayo before an Osun State Magistrate Court for allegedly defaming Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Timothy Owoeye.
The Prosecutor, Barr B.O Nweke had told the court that the defendant committed the offence on June 19, 2020 in Osogbo.
Nweke alleged that the defendant did defame Osun State House of Assembly Speaker by publishing contemptuous pictures and words on a Facebook account “Sayo Oki” against him knowing to be false.
The offence committed by the acccused person was contrary to Section 374(1)b & 374 and punishable under Section 375 of the Criminal Code Cap 34, Vol. 2 Laws of Osun State of Nigeria, 2002.
But, the defendant pleaded not guilty to the defamation allegation slammed against him
The Defense Counsel, Ibraheem Imran applied for the bail of the accused in the most liberal term.
In her ruling Magistrate, Modupe Awodele granted bail to the accused bail in the sum of N 100,000 with 2 sureties in like sum.
She thereafter, adjourned the case till July 14, 2020 for hearing.
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