An Igbosere Magistrate’s court in Lagos yesterday have heard the case of a 57-year-old man, Abiodun Afolabi who allegedly threatened to kill his step-sister, Maria Afolabi over their father‘s property.
The defendant has been arriagned in court over two-count charges bordering on breach of peace and threat to life.
The prosecutor, Sergeant Edward Abiodun in his explanation to the court said that the defendant committed the alleged offence on December 4, at about 9a.m at Adeniji Adele bus stop in Lagos Island.
Abiodun said “After the defendant’s dad died, he and his two brothers, whose names weren’t given, took over the property leaving little for Maria and her mum, who were away, mourning the deceased’s death.” The prosecutor also noted that since the death of their dad, “the defendant had been threatening to kill Maria and her mother if anyone of them came close to him.”
“On that fateful day, when the defendant saw Maria, he called some area boys and they chased her with a gun, but she was lucky to have escaped.”
The prosecutor said the alleged offences are punishable under Sections 168(D) and 56 (1) (2) of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.
However, the defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Hence the magistrate, Mrs O. Kusanu, granted him bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties, who must be gainfully employed, in like sum.
The case was adjourned to January 18, 2018, for trial.