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Woman, 58, docked over alleged breach of peace

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The police in Lagos on Wednesday arraigned a 58-year-old woman, Bunmi Lofinmakin, who allegedly broke her neighbour’s fence and channelled water into his compound.

Lofinmakin, who lives at No. 21, Iyabo Lofinmakin Crescent, Ogudu Ori-oke in Lagos, appeared before an Ogudu Magistrates’ Court on a charge of breach of the peace.

He, however, pleaded not guilty.

The prosecutor, Insp. Donjour Perezi, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on April 29, at  1.00p. m., at a plot of land situated at Iyabo Lofinmakin Crescent, Ogudu.

Perezi said the complainant, Mrs Iyabo Lofinmakin, reported the case at the Ogudu Police Station.

He alleged that the defendant conducted herself in a manner likely to cause breach of the peace by breaking the complainant’s fence and channeling water  into her uncompleted building.

The prosecutor said that the act caused water to gather around the property.

According to him, the offence contravened Section 168(d) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The Magistrate, Mrs Bukola Mogaji, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties in like sum.

Mogaji said that the sureties must reside within the court’s jurisdiction and be gainfully employed.

The magistrate adjourned the case until May 24 for further hearing.

 

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