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Man docked for beating creditor

Fisayo Akinduro, Osogbo


A 24-year-old man, Bello Lateef, has been arraigned before an Ile-Ife Magistrates’ Court for allegedly beating his creditor over N8,000 he owed.
The accused person who was charged for breach of peace allegedly committed the offence on September 24, 2020, around 11 a.m. at Perfume Garden in Ile-Ife.
The Prosecution Counsel, Adesina Elijah, told the court that the accused person fought the complainant, Mrs Funmilayo Awaye when she asked for refund of her money.
He alleged that the accused person conducted himself in a manner that might cause breach of public peace when he incurred a debt of N8,100 and refused to pay.
The offence committed contravened the provisions of Section 249(d) of the Criminal Code, Laws of Osun, 2002.
The accused person, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge levelled against him.
The defence counsel, A. Bello prayed for the bail of his client in most liberal terms.
Magistrate Bose Idowu granted the accused person bail in the sum of N10,000 with two sureties in like sum.
He ordered that the sureties must swear to an affidavit of means.
The case was adjourned till October 2, for hearing.

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