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Court remands businessman for alleged trespass, assault

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A Grade I Area Court in Kabusa, Abuja on Thursday ordered that a businessman, Rexford Olawuni, who allegedly trespassed and assaulted a security guard, be remanded in prison custody, pending trial.

The police charged Olawumi with three counts of criminal trespass, assault and criminal intimidation.

Olawuni, who resides at Dawaki, was alleged to have harassed members of staff of a business located at No 3, Aso Drive, Asokoro.

The Judge, Aliyu Kagarko, ordered that the defendant be remanded in Keffi Prisons.

Kagarko then adjourned the case until Aug. 20 for hearing

earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Mahmud Lawal, told the court the defendant committed the offence on June 11, in Asokoro.

Lawal informed the court that Ms Jane Aboh, owner of the business, reported the matter at the Asokoro police station.

He said the complainant reported that Olawuni, went to her in June and created a scene.

Lawal alleged that the defendant claimed that the property on which the office was situated, belonged to him.

The prosecution counsel also told the court that Olawuni assaulted the security guard he was asked to vacate the premises.

He also told the court that Olawuni went back to the office some weeks after and attempted to forcefully enter the office.

Lawal told the court that in the course of police investigation, Olawuni was unable to give a satisfactory explanation as to the reason for going to the office.

The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of  sections 348, 265 and 397 of the Penal Code law.

After the charges were read to him, the defendant pleaded not guilty.

edited by Sadiya Hamza

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