The Chairman of the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities, Federal University of Technology, FUTA Akure chapter, Bayo Aladerotohun, was on Friday docked at an Akure Magistrate’s Court for allegedly beating up the Deputy Bursar of FUTA, Mrs. Foluso Olutayo-David.
It was alleged that Aladerotohun led some workers of the university to assault Olutayo-David some months ago, following the latter’s refusal to take part in an industrial action of NASU.
The representative of the Department of Public Prosecution, Olusegun Akeredolu, during the hearng on Friday, told the court that the DPP had interest in the case and prayed the court to allow the department take over the case from the police.
Akeredolu also prayed for adjournment of the suit to enable the DPP study the case file properly.
Counsel to the defendant, Mr. A. Oyolola, however, opposed the prayers of Akeredolu, arguing that the DPP had no right to take over the case from the police.
The Magistrate, Mrs. F.M Ajayi, after listening to both parties, ruled that the case could be transferred to the DPP from the police and adjourned the case to September 22.
President of Women Arise, Dr. Joe Oke-Odumakin, said her group would ensure Olutayo-David gets justice.