Accused of striking man with saddle
A YOUNG man has been accused of striking another man on the arm with a bicycle saddle during an assault by a group of people.
Cephas Nganga (18) allegedly produced the saddle and hit the man, injuring him.
Judge Gerard Jones adjourned the case for further consideration of the issue of jurisdiction.
Nganga, with an address at Foxborough Grove, Lucan appeared in Blanchardstown District Court charged with assault causing harm to a man at Hanstead Close, Lucan on April 15 this year.
He is also accused of producing a bike saddle in the course of a dispute at the same time and place.
Sergeant Walter Sweeney said the DPP was consenting to the case being dealt with summarily in the district court.
Outlining the allegations, he said it was the prosecution’s case that the man was assaulted by a group of males in Lucan.
It was alleged Mr Nganga struck the man with a bicycle saddle, and he suffered pain and limited movement in his left arm.
The alleged injured party attended Blanchardstown Hospital and his GP afterwards. Mobile phone video footage was available.
There was no medical report in court and the judge said he would need to see this and to know how the alleged victim had progressed.
Applying for free legal aid, Mr Nganga’s solicitor Kelly Breen said her client worked in a warehouse.
Judge Jones granted legal aid and adjourned the case to a date in December.