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43-year-old unemployed docked over violence, threat to life

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  A 43 year old unemployed Adekunle Shoetan on Tuesday appeared before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates Court Lagos for allegedly threatening the life of an aged man and his wife Shoetan who resides in Alagbado area of Lagos is facing a three count charge of conspiracy threat to life and attempt to commit a misdemeanour The defendant however pleaded not guilty to the charges The prosecutor ASP Peter Nwaongwu told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Oct 24 at Alagbado area of Lagos Nwaongwu said that the defendant called one Alhaji Tajudeen Oladele with a hidden phone number and threatened him The defendant told him not to go out of his residence for 21 days or else he would die He also told the complainant that he was paid by someone to assassinate him and his wife Alhaja Tawakalitu Oladele The defendant was however arrested after thorough investigation Nwaongwu said According to the prosecutor the offences contravene Sections 5 56 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015 The Nigeria News Agency reports that Section 5 stipulates a six month jail term for attempting to commit a misdemeanour while Section 56 stipulates a one year jail term for threatening violence The Chief Magistrate Mrs Yetunde Aje Afunwa granted the defendant N500 000 bail with two responsible sureties each in like sum She adjourned the case till Dec 19 for mention Edited by Ifeyinwa Okonkwo and Wale Sadeeq
43-year-old unemployed docked over violence, threat to life

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Adekunle Shoetan

A 43-year-old unemployed, Adekunle Shoetan, on Tuesday, appeared before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, for allegedly threatening the life of an aged man and his wife.

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Shoetan, who resides in Alagbado area of Lagos, is facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, threat to life and attempt to commit a misdemeanour.

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The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Peter Nwaongwu

The prosecutor, ASP. Peter Nwaongwu, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Oct. 24, at Alagbado area of Lagos.

Alhaji Tajudeen Oladele

Nwaongwu said that the defendant called one Alhaji Tajudeen Oladele with a hidden phone number and threatened him.

“The defendant told him not to go out of his residence for 21 days or else, he would die.

Alhaja Tawakalitu Oladele

“He also told the complainant that he was paid by someone to assassinate him and his wife, Alhaja Tawakalitu Oladele.

“The defendant was, however, arrested after thorough investigation,” Nwaongwu said.

Criminal Law of Lagos State

According to the prosecutor, the offences contravene Sections 5, 56 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.‎

Nigeria News Agency

The Nigeria News Agency reports that Section 5 stipulates a six-month jail term for attempting to commit a misdemeanour, while Section 56 stipulates a one-year jail term for threatening violence.

Chief Magistrate

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Yetunde Aje-Afunwa granted the defendant N500, 000 bail, with two responsible sureties each in like sum.

She adjourned the case till Dec. 19 for mention.


Edited by Ifeyinwa Okonkwo and ‘Wale Sadeeq

 

 

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