UPDATED: Monarch arraigned for blinding trader over queen in Ogun

The Traditional ruler of Ifojege in the Sagamu Local Government Area of Ogun State, Oba Nureni Oduwaye, was arraigned before a Magistrates’ Court in Sagamu, for allegedly blinding a trader, Wasiu Oduwole, at the Moore Blessing Hotel, Ikenne, in the Sagamu area of the state.

Recall that Oba Nureni Oduwaye had allegedly kicked a trader man (Wasiu) for dancing with his queen during a birthday celebration.

According to the Punch, the incident occurred on September 21 at the Moore Blessing Hotel, Ikenne, in the Sagamu Local Government Area of Ogun State.

A trader identified as Wasiu Oduwole demanded justice after a traditional ruler allegedly kicked his eye at the hotel and the victim claimed he could no longer see with the eye.

It was gathered that Oba Oduwaye perpetrated the act after allegedly accusing Wasiu of dancing with his queen during a birthday celebration at the hotel, the Punch reports.

The monarch, and his queen, alongside other guests, were said to have been invited by the celebrant, identified simply as Iya Alaje.

He had accused the trader, who was invited to prepare pepper soup for the occasion, of dancing with his queen at the event and kicked him in the eye.

The trader, who denied the accusation, said the impact of the attack rendered him blind in his left eye.

According to the Punch, the matter was reported at the Sagamu Area Command, where policemen detailed to investigate the case arraigned the traditional ruler on two counts bordering on causing grievous harm and breach of public peace.

The monarch was arraigned on Friday, October 7, 2022.

The charges read in part, “That you, Oba Nureni Oduwaye, on September 21, 2022, around 10.30 pm at the Moore Hotel, Shagamu/Ikenne Road in the Sagamu Magisterial District, did unlawfully cause grievous harm to one Wasiu Oduwole by kicking him with the shoe on your leg, which made him sustain grievous eye injury on his left eye and caused permanent blindness on the left eye, thereby committing an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 335 of Criminal Code, Laws of Ogun State of Nigeria 2006.”

The case was adjourned till October 19, 2022, for further hearing.

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