Court Jails 70-Year-Old Man For Malicious Damage
An Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Tuesday sentenced a septuagenarian, Adekunle Akinsemoyin, to 10 months imprisonment for conspiracy, malicious damage and breach of peace.
Mrs A.T. Omoyele convicted Akinsemoyin, 73, of the three-count charge brought against him by the police, following a 13-day trial.
She upheld the prosecution’s case that the defendant unlawfully demolished the toilet and roof of his family house while it was occupied by tenants.
The magistrate, however, gave Akinsemoyin an option of N90,000 fine.
The convict was arraingned on July 7, 2015, alongside a farmer, Musa Kalamu 75.
They pleaded not guilty.
Kalamu was, however, discharged and acquitted, for want of evidence.
Prosecuting Sergeant Cyriacus Osuji told the court that Akinsemoyin and Kalamu conspired and demolished a toilet used by and illegally removed roofing sheets covering the rooms of the complainants, Wasiu Ramon and Fatai Andoyin.
He said the incident occurred on June 14, 2015, at about 6am, at No. 24, Okiti Lane, Off Iga-Iduganran Street, Lagos Island.
According to him, the offence contravened sections 409, 166 (d), 338, Laws of Lagos State, 2011.