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Food vendor in court over threat to life

By Sade Adewale, Ondo

A 40-year-old food vendor, Gbajumo Adelanke has been arraigned before an Ondo Magistrate Court, for intimidating and threatening to kill one Aina Ijifusi with charms.

Adelanke was arraigned before the court on two counts charge bothering on threat to life and breach of peace on February 7,2024, at Moferere Market, Ondo city.

The police prosecutor, Supol Bernard Olagbayi, said the offence contravened Sections 86(ii) and 249(d)(1) of the Criminal Code Cap 37 Volume 1 Laws of Ondo State of Nigeria, 2006.

The charge read, “That you, Gbajumo Adelanke on February 7, 2024, at Moferere Market Ondo city, within the jurisdiction of this Hon. Court threatened the life of one Gbajumo Adelanke and conducted yourself in a manner likely to cause the breach of peace by publicly saying at Moferere Market, Ondo, that you would make life difficult for One Aina Ijifusi and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 249(1) of the criminal code cap 37, Volume 1 Laws of Ondo State of Nigeria, 2006.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge preferred against her.

The prosecutor, Supol Bernard Olagbayi told the court that three witnesses will testify in the case. He prayed the court to adjourn the case to enable him prepare them for trial.

The defence counsel, Isreal Ikuemonisan, pleaded with the court that her client was innocent of the offence leveled against him.

He urged the court to admit the defendant to bail in the most liberal terms, promising that he would not jump bail if her application is granted.

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Magistrate O. A. Omofolarin, in her ruling, granted the defendant N100,000 bail with two sureties in like sum, and adjourned the case till March 7, 2024, for trial.

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