Bisiriyu Ojuade, 55; Salisu Ojuade, 45, and Simiat Ojuade, 43 are at risk of being sentenced to jail if found guilty of assault and stealing oranges.

The trio appeared before an Ile-Ife Magistrate’s Court in Osun on Wednesday.

The prosecutor, Sgt. Monday Ojiezele, told the court that the accused committed the offence on February 2, 2017 around 10am at Balogun Ojuade village, near Ile-Ife.

Ojiezele said that the accused assaulted one Olubola Ajibade by beating her with a cutlass which left her with injuries.

He alleged that they unlawfully entered the farm belonging to Ajibade and stole oranges valued at N400, 000.

According to him, the offence is contrary to Section 383 and punishable under Sections 390 (9) and 251 of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol 11, Laws of Osun, 2003.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge of assault and stealing.

Magistrate Olalekan Ijiyode then granted N100,000 bail to each of three accused persons.

He also ordered them to swear to affidavits of means with each of them affixing two recent passport photographs.

Ijiyode said their sureties must reside within the court’s jurisdiction and their addresses must be verified by bailiff.

The case was adjourned until June 21, for hearing.