From K ayode Olabanji, Okitipupa
A 48-year-old herbalist, Toyin Dada, has appeared before an Okitipupa Chief Magistrate Court in Ondo State for allegedly planting charms in a civil servant’s house.
The accused person was facing two counts charge of felony and breach of peace was also accused of mounting his shrine in the complainant’s house.
According to the charge, the defendant committed the offence on September 28, around 9: 30pm at Apadehin along Okitipupa-Erinje Road in Okitipupa magisterial district allegedly trespassed into the complainant, Babatunde Uninne’s house.
Dada, was also alleged of conducting himself in a manner likely to cause the breach of peace, when he planted charms and mounted his shrine in the complainant’s house, after a mild argument.
The alleged offence was said to be contrary to and punishable under the provisions of sections, 509 and 249, Criminal Code, Cap.37, Vol.1, Laws of Ondo State 2006.
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty.
The Prosecution Counsel, Zedekiah Orogbemi, prayed the court for an adjournment to enable him study the case file before the next date.
Chief Magistrate Musa Al-Yunus admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N100,000 with one surety in like sum.
He adjourned the matter till November 3, 2020 for hearing