By Adenike Ayodele
Ikeja – An 18-year-old printer, Praise Isaac, who allegedly damaged a kitchen door valued at N45, 000, was on Friday arraigned in an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court.
The defendant who resides at No. 11 Idowu St., Kola Alagbado, Lagos, is facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and willful damage.
The prosecutor, Insp. Raphael Donny, told the court that the accused maliciously damaged a kitchen door, valued at N45, 000, property of the complainant, Mr Akande Johnson.
Donny said that the accused committed the alleged offences with one other, still at large, on Oct. 29 about 4.53 a.m. at Dalacros Bar, Ajegunle, Lagos.
Donny said that the accused broke into the kitchen of the complainant without the supervisor’s knowledge.
He said that the accused who also sells catfish and noodles in front of the bar, refused to pay for his stand and was given a quit notice by the complainant.
“The accused, who didn’t find the quit notice funny, damaged the complainant’s kitchen door and took his kitchen utensils,” he said.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The offences contravened the provisions of Sections 411 and 350 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015, (Revised).
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Section 350 stipulates a three-year jail term for willful damage, while Section 411 provides two years for conspiracy.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs B. O. Osunsemi, admitted the accused to bail in the sum of N100, 000, with two sureties in like sum.
She adjourned the case until Dec. 12 for mention.