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A 33 -year -old commercial bus conductor, Onyeka Ijehor has been arraigned before a Senior magistrate court in Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital for allegedly knocking off upper teeth of one Aleobua Micheal.

Ijehor, reportedly engaged his victim in a fight which following an altercation which ensued between in a traffic logjam in a part of Port Harcourt, August 9, 2016.

He pleaded not guilty to the one count charge of assault preferred against him and was granted bail in the sum of N200, 000 with two sureties.

Pronouncing the bail condition, the presiding magistrate, Esther Okere said the sureties who must reside within the court’s jurisdiction must submit four passport photographs; swear an affidavit of means and their residences verified by the court’s prosecutor.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Godwin Nwinam told the court that the accused person committed offence punishable under section, 355 of the criminal code Cap.37, Volume 2, laws of the Rivers state of Nigeria, 1999.

The charge against the accused reads, “That you, Onyeka ijehor a male, on August 9, 2016 along Emekuku/Kaduna street, D/Line, Port Harcourt, in the Port Harcourt magisterial District did unlawfully assault one Aleobua Micheal a male, by hitting his mouth with your head and removed four of his upper teeth which caused him grievous harm and thereby committed an offence punishable under section 355 of the criminal code Cap 37 Volume 11, Laws of Rivers state of Nigeria 1999.

The matter was later adjourned till October 10, 2016 for hearing.

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