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Bail hearing for man accused of dumping feces on 5 people set for Dec. 18

A bail hearing for a Toronto man accused of dumping buckets of feces on five people is set for Dec. 18.

Samuel Opoku, 23, is accused of emptying buckets of feces on people in 3 separate attacks

Pictured in a court sketch last month, Samuel Opoku, left, sits with his head down beside his defence lawyer. (Pam Davies/CBC)

A bail hearing for a Toronto man accused of dumping buckets of feces on five people is set for Dec. 18.

Samuel Opoku, 23, has been charged with five counts of assault with a weapon and five counts of mischief interfering with property. He allegedly threw buckets of liquefied fecal matter in three separate attacks.

Defence lawyer Jordan Weisz said he is disappointed that the matter was postponed because it means that Opoku will be held in custody until that date. He said his client is due to appear at a special bail hearing.

"It's always disappointing to counsel when their client has to sit in custody for a period of time," Weisz told CBC Toronto on Tuesday.

According to Toronto police, two of the feces attacks occurred inside university libraries.

On Nov. 22 at about 5:20 p.m., police allege a man entered John P. Robarts Research Library, at 130 St. George St., on the University of Toronto downtown campus and emptied a bucket of feces over a woman and a child seated at a table.

On Nov,. 24 at 5 p.m., police allege a man entered Scott Library, at 4700 Keele St., at York University and threw fecal matter onto a woman and a man.

On Nov. 25 at 11:55 p.m., police allege a man approached a woman in the area of College and McCaul streets and emptied a bucket of feces over her. 

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