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Three in court over alleged breach of peace



Three persons were, on Thursday, arraigned before an Ikorodu Magistrates’ Court, for allegedly conducting themselves in a manner likely to cause a breach of peace in a community.

The three defendants: Abubakar Idris, 45; Oluwatoyin Oyelakin, 43 and Mariam Abubakar, 28, whose addresses were not provided, are standing trial on a three-count charge bordering on conduct likely to cause a breach of peace.
The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty to the three-count charge.

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The Prosecutor, Insp Adegeshin Famuyiwa, told the court that the defendants committed the offenses between February 2020 and January 2021 at Babatunde Lawal Street, Igbo-Olomu, Owutu area, Agric, Ikorodu.

Famuyiwa alleged that the defendants conducted themselves in a manner likely to cause a breach of peace by locking the toilet, disconnecting water, and depriving one Oluwatoyin Oyelakin, a co-tenant, the right to use the conveniences in a shop, which they all shared.

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She said that the defendants falsely alleged that the complainant forcefully slapped one of the defendants, thus causing injuries on her ear.

The prosecutor added that the defendants also shouted and clapped on top of her voices, calling the complainant ‘Ashewo’ (prostitute) in the community.

According to him, the offenses contravene the provisions of Sections 168(D), 93, and 168(D) of Criminal Law of Lagos, 2015.

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The Magistrate, Mr. B. A. Sonuga, admitted the defendants to bail in the sum of N200,000 each, with two sureties each in like sum.

He adjourned the case till Feb. 1, for mention

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