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Hunter allegedly shoots man on orange tree.

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A 60-year-old hunter, Samuel Adeniyi, who allegedly shot a man on an orange tree during a hunting
expedition, was on Wednesday brought before an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court.

The accused is standing trial on a charge of assault.

According to Police Prosecutor Johnson Okunade, the accused had during an expedition shot a man, John Akwaji, who was on an orange tree.

He told the court that the man was injured as a result of the gunshot.

Okunade said the accused committed the offence on Oct. 1 at Oni- Kanga Farm, Igbara-Odo Ekiti in Ekiti South West Local Government Area.

The prosecutor urged the court to adjourn the case to enable him study the case file and assemble his witnesses.

The offence contravened Section 335 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.

The accused pleaded not guilty and his lawyer, Mr Olarewaju Oluwasola, urged the court to grant him bail, promising he will not jump bail.

Chief Magistrate Adesoji Adegboye, in his ruling, granted the accused bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case until Nov. 30 for hearing.

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