Things Can Happen If You Sleep In A Bus
Kayode Shoneye is homeless and has been taking temporary shelter in his friend’s commercial bus at Balogun Junction, Iju Ishaga, Lagos.
But he will not forget the night of Friday, February 10 probably in his lifetime.
He was sleeping after the day’s hustle when a security guard, Daniel Olonade (69) found him and questioned him.
Shoneye explained to the security guard that he was homeless and that his friend asked him to sleep in his bus overnight.
After explaining to him, he went back to sleep thinking the old man understood what he told him.
He said he was surprised to see the guard coming back with a cane and started beating him.
Shoneye said when he started running for his dear life, the guard shot him.
Although he survived the attack, he sustained injuries on his arms and knees as a result of the gunshot.
Police Inspector, Raji Akeem narrated the incident before Magistrate T.O. Shomade on Monday at the Ikeja Magistrates Court.
Olonode, a resident of Erinle Street in Iju Ishaga area of Lagos, was arraigned for a three-count charge bordering on assault and breach of peace.
The prosecution alleged that the Mr Olonode, who was hired as a night watchman in the street, shot at Shoneye with a double barrel gun.
The accused, however, denied the charges.
The offences contravened Sections 166, 171 and 244 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
If found guilty, Olonode at 69 could face up to three years imprisonment.
Ruling on the bail application of the accused, the magistrate granted him bail in the sum of 250,000 Naira with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case to March 13.