Tenant arraigned over injury to rented home



    Tenant in court for damaging landlord's property
    Tenant in courtroom for damaging landlord’s property

    By Deborah Akpede

    A 46-year-old businessman, Reynolds Adeola, who allegedly broken his landlord’s property, on Wednesday appeared earlier than an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court.

    Adeola was arraigned earlier than Magistrate J.A. Adigun on counts of breach of peace and malicious injury.

    The accused, who resides at Agege, Lagos, nonetheless, pleaded not responsible, and was admitted to N100,000 bail with two sureties in like sum.

    Adigun stated that the sureties must be gainfully employed and will present proof of two years’ tax fee to the Lagos State Government.

    According to the prosecutor, Sgt. Godwin Awase, the accused dedicated the offences in 2016 at Ifako-Ijaiye, Lagos.

    He stated that the accused maliciously broken the property of Mr Akin Adebisi.

    Awase submitted that Adebisi spent N527,000 to restore the property.

    “The accused who lived within the complainant’s three-bedroom flat for 3 years, broken two safety doorways, aluminum window glass, kitchen cupboard, wardrobe doorways and a bathroom seat, amongst different property.

    “He promised to impact the restore earlier than leaving the condominium.

    “After a lot effort to have him impact the restore after packing out, the complainant (Adebisi) needed to perform the restore.

    “He had forwarded the invoice to the accused, who acknowledged it for the restore,’’ he stated.

    The prosecutor added that the accused performed himself in a way prone to breach the peace by issuing two cheques to the complainant which had been dishonoured for inadequate fund.

    “The accused issued a cheque of N527,000 for the restore of the broken property and one other cheque of N136,000 for electrical energy indebtedness.

    “When the cheques had been offered to the financial institution, they had been returned dud, ‘’ he stated.

    He famous that the offences contravened Sections 168 and 350 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015(revised).

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) stories that Section 350 stipulates two years’ imprisonment for malicious injury.

    The case was adjourned till Jan. 9, 2018, for point out.