Monday, June 5, 2017

3 Arraigns For Destroying Neighbour’s Property

Three suspects – Kalu Okoroafor, Elele Sylvia, Moyosore Ettu – have been brought before an Ikeja Magistrate’s Court, Lagos State, for allegedly destroying property estimated at N1.5m.

The defendants were arraigned on three counts bordering on wilful damage of two shops and a fence on Omole Phase II Extension, Olowora, Lagos State, which the police said belonged to one Lanre Shittu.

The charges read in part, “That you, Kalu Okorafor, Elele Sylvia, Moyosore Ettu, and others at large, on April 17, 2017, at about 8am on Rafiu Ajibade Close, Omole Phase II Extension, Olowora, Lagos, in the Ikeja Magisterial District, did conspire among yourselves to wilfully and unlawfully destroy two shops and a fence valued at N1.5m, property of one Lanre Shittu, thereby committing an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 350 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.”

The defendants pleaded not guilty to the charges and elected summary trial.

The presiding magistrate, Mrs. O.A. Akokhia, granted the accused bail in the sum of N200,000 with a surety each in like sum.

The case was adjourned till July 14, 2017.

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