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Wednesday, September 2, 2020

60-yr old man in court for trespassing Obasanjo farm

 


A 60- year- old man , Ibrahim Ibuoye , has appeared before an Ogun State Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ota for alleged trespassing on the farmland of former President Olusegun Obasanjo in Ota .


Ibuoye, who was arraigned on four counts bordering on the breach of the peace , forceful entry, causing damages and conspiracy , pleaded not guilty to the charges.


The police prosecutor , Inspector Rosemary Samson, told the court that the defendant and others at large committed the offences on August 26, 2020, at the Obasanjo Farm Limited , Ota .


Samson said the defendant and his accomplices were armed with weapons and allegedly conspired among themselves and forced their way into the farm , thereby conducting themselves in a manner likely to cause a breach of the peace .


She also alleged that the defendant damaged a Honda Accord car with number plate LSD 655 EV belonging to one Kazeem Ajiboye .


The prosecutor added that the offences contravened sections 81, 390( 9) , 451 and 517 of the Criminal Code , Laws of Ogun State , 2006.


Magistrate B . S . Abdulsalam admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N 500, 000 with two sureties in like sum.


Abdulsalam ordered that the sureties must reside within the court ’ s jurisdiction and be gainfully employed with evidence of tax payment to the Ogun State Government .


The magistrate also directed that the sureties must have landed property within the jurisdiction of the court as part of the bail conditions .


The case was adjourned till September 14, 2020, for hearing.

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