A 40-year-old man, Femi Afolabi, has appeared before an Osun State Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ile-Ife for allegedly killing a bat on the campus of the Obafemi Awolowo University in the town.
Afolabi appeared on Tuesday before Magistrate Muhibah Olatunji on a count of a breach of the public peace.
The police prosecutor, Adewale Adesina, told the court that Afolabi committed the offence on Monday, January 13, 2020, around 9am on the premises of the school.
He said the defendant put up a conduct likely to cause a breach of the public peace when he entered the campus without permission and killed a bat with a catapult.
According to him, the offence contravenes Section 249 (d) of the Criminal Code, Laws of Osun State, 2002.
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
His counsel, Samuel Obi, begged the law to grant him bail.
Magistrate Olatunji granted the defendant bail in the sum of N100,000 with one surety in like sum.
She adjourned the case till February 11, 2020, for hearing.