MODAKEKE – The police on Thursday arraigned one Michael Alesinloye, 67, in a Modakeke Magistrates’ Court in Osun for evacuating the property of his tenant illegally.
The prosecutor, Insp. Osho Oluranti, told the court that Alesinloye committed the offence on May 31, at No. 45, Jagun Adado Street, Modakeke, in Ife East area office of Osun.
Oluranti said that the accused person conducted himself in a manner likely to cause breach of peace by evacuating the property of Ojo Adewale, his tenant, from his room in his absence.
He added that the accused person stole one Nokia cell phone, one cooking stove, one pot, a necklace and a ring, belonging to Adewale, which total value stood at N16,100.
The prosecutor said the offence was contrary to the provisions of sections 247 and 390 of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol 11 Laws of Osun, 2003.
However, the accused person pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge of breach of the peace and stealing against him.
The defence counsel, Mr Felix Olaniyan, pleaded for bail for the accused person in a most liberal term, promising that his client would not jump bail.
Olaniyan added that his client would provide reliable sureties.
The Magistrate, Mr Olusegun Ayilara, then granted bail to the accused person in the sum of N30,000 with one surety in like sum.
Ayilara said that the surety, who must swear to an affidavit of means, must reside within the court’s jurisdiction and must produce evidence of tax clearance certificate.
He adjourned the case until June 26 for further hearing. (NAN)