The Police in Osun State have arraigned four men before an Osogbo Magistrate’s court for allegedly working on a piece of land in dispute.
The accused persons – Okunola Femi, 39; Abiodun Adepoju, 30; Lawal Adesina, 39; and Ogunleke Quadri, 30 – who are labourers, were docked on a three count-charge bearing on conspiracy, breach of peace and contempt.
It was gathered that the four accused persons were arrested by the police while allegedly working on a piece of land that a high court sitting in Osogbo had barred anyone from entering.
The high court was said to have issued an order that nobody should step on the land because of the conflict that the land had generated between the two parties that brought the case to the court.
Police prosecutor, Mr. Fagboyinbo Abiodun, said that the four accused persons committed the offence on July 15 at Oke Obedin area of Okinni.
According to the prosecutor, the accused persons conducted themselves in a manner likely to cause the breach of peace.
He said that the four men disrespected the court by trespassing on the land.
He explained that the offence committed by the accused persons was contrary to and punishable under Sections 517, 249 and 133 of the Criminal Code, Cap 34, vol. II, Laws of Osun State of Nigeria, 2003.
They pleaded not guilty and their counsel, Mrs. Dada Adeyinka and Mr. Adewale Folorunso, prayed the court to grant their clients bail in liberal and affordable terms.
The Magistrate, Mrs. Habitat Basiru, in her ruling, granted them bail in the sum of 50,000 each with one surety in the same amount.
She, however, warned them against stepping on the land again and adjourned the case till October 13 for mention.