Court remands sexagenarian, friend for allegedly vandalizing bakery, threat to life

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BY TIMOTHY AGBOR, OSOGBO

Uba Group

A Chief Magistrate’s Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State, has ordered the remand of two old friends in prison custody for allegedly vandalizing a bakery and threatening to kill the owner.

The police arraigned Sylvester Adams, 62; and his friend, Muyiwa Oyajumo, aged 52; over alleged willful destruction of property, threat to life and unlawful assemblage of hoodlums.

Police prosecutor, Inspector Kayode Adeoye, told the court that the duo conspired with others at large to destroy a bakery belonging to a businessman named Adeleke Julius and also threatened to kill him if he dared to challenge them.

The charge preferred against Adams and Oyajumo read that “You (defendants) and others at large on the 6th of August, 2022 at about 10am at Latona area, Osogbo did conspire among yourselves to commit felony to wit: threatening of life and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 516 of Criminal Code, CAP 34, Volume II Laws of Osun State of Nigeria 2002.

“You and others at large on the same date, time and place in the aforementioned Magisterial District did threaten one Adeleke Julius to kill him if he appears and challenges you on his properties you destroyed and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 86 of the Criminal Code, CAP 34, Volume II Laws of Osun State of Nigeria 2002.

“You did willfully and unlawfully damage the bakery house of one Adeleke Julius valued at N600,000 (Six hundred thousand naira) only and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 451 of the Criminal Code, CAP 34, Volume II Laws of Osun State of Nigeria 2002.

“You did conduct yourselves in a manner to cause breach of peace by assembling hoodlums around bakery house of one Adeleke Julius when the bakery is being destroyed and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 249(d) of the Criminal Code, CAP 34, Volume II Laws of Osun State.”

The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Chief Magistrate Olusola Aluko asked the defence counsel, T. B. Ayodele, to furnish the court with a formal bail application for his clients and ordered that the defendants be remanded in Ilesa Correctional Centre.