A 35-year-old man, lbrahim Saheed, who feigned insanity and urinated inside a magistrates’ courtroom in Osogbo last Friday, has been granted bail in the sum of N50,000.
Saheed, who disrupted court proceedings by shouting when the charge was being read to him when he was arraigned last Friday, had been remanded in the Ilesha Correctional Centre.
When he was brought back to court on Tuesday, Saheed listened attentively as the charge of house breaking was read to him and pleaded not guilty.
Addressing the court, the police prosecutor, Elisha Olusegun, said the accused committed the crime on October 24, 2019, around 2.10 am on Kinikun Street, African area of Osogbo.
He added that Saheed broke the ceiling and entered the house of one AbdulSalam Tajudeen with the intent of committing felony, stating that the offence was contrary to and punishable under Section 411 of the Criminal Code, Cap 34 Vol. 11, Laws of Osun State of Nigeria, 2003.
Saheed, who had no legal representation, said he would need the services of a lawyer if the court would help him.
Magistrate Opeyemi Badmus said he would like to commit the accused to bail if the prosecutor would not oppose it.
The prosecutor did not oppose the magistrate on the bail.
Badmus committed the accused to bail in the sum of N50,000 and one surety in like and adjourned the case till November 19.