The Funeral Director, POS Funeral Services, Bayo Ogunsola, was today arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrate’s court for allegedly assaulting a journalist with the Leadership Newspaper, Benedict Uwalaka.
The police alleged that Ogunsola and one other person at large assaulted, inflicted injuries on Uwalaka while he was covering the release of the corpses of victims of Dana Air crash.
He was also alleged to have destroyed the journalist’s photo camera worth N250,000.
Part of the charge reads: “that you, Bayo Ogunsola and one other person at large on 9 August, 2012 at 11.30 a.m. at the Lagos State Teaching Hospital, LASUTH, mortuary, in Ikeja Magisterial District assaulted and inflicted injuries on Benedict Uwalaka.
“That you Bayo Ogunsola and one other person at large at the time and same place within the magisterial district, destroyed one Mikon Camera worth N750,000 belonging to Benedict Uwalaka.”
Ogunsola pleaded not guilty to the two count charge.
His counsel, Kunle Carew urged the court to grant him bail on self-recognition.
The presiding magistrate, Mr. E.O. Ogunkanmi turned down the counsel’s request. Rather, he admitted him to bail in the sum of N100,000 with one surety in like sum. The matter has been adjourned till 4 October, 2012 for trial.