DAPO SALAMI – IBADAN
The Police in Oyo State have arraigned seven men before an Ibadan
Magistrate’s court for unlawful demolition of a property and
threatening the life of a staff of a popular property company in the
The prosecutor, Opaleye Sikiru told the court that the accused
persons-Oluremi Olawoyin, Abdullahi Nureni, Afeez Ajadi, Nureni
Tijani, Abiodun Ademola, Oyeleke Kehinde and Rasheed Oloyede on June
25, 2019 at Egan-Arin/Fenwa village via Bako, Apata, in Ibadan
Magisterial district did conspire together to commit felony and
thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section
516 of the Criminal code cap.38, Vol.11 law of Oyo State, Nigeria
Sikiru further said that the defendants damaged ‘corner pieces’ and
pillars’ valued at N1million property of the company and which is
punishable under section 451 of the Criminal code cap.38, Vol.11 law
of Oyo State, Nigeria 2000.
He added that the defendants also threatened the life of one Sanya
Fatuga, a staff of the property company, an offence punishable under
section 80 of the Criminal code cap.38, Vol.11 law of Oyo State,
The prosecutor also said that the defendants conducted themselves in a
manner likely to cause breach of peace by chasing away the staff of
the property company.
The accused persons pleaded not guilty to the five count charge
against them and their legal counsel applied for bail for his clients
in most liberal term.
The legal counsel, Kehinde Olawunmi who is holding brief for the
complainant did not oppose the bail application.
Delivering ruling on the matter, Chief Magistrate Bisi Ogunkanmi
granted each of the accused persons bail in sum of N100, 000 with two
She said that the police must investigate addresses of all the
sureties before approval of the bail.
The case was adjourned till August 8, 2019 for mentioning.