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Man docked over alleged threat to kill

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An 80-year-old man, Ayoola Adewole, on Monday, appeared before an Ile-Ife Magistrates’ Court over allegedly threatening to kill.

The Prosecutor, Insp Adesina Elijah, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on April 22, 2022 around 09:00 am, at Ayekoka village via Ile-Ife.

Elijah said that the defendant threatened with violence to kill one, Adekunle Bose with a cutlass.

He added that the defendant forcibly entered the cocoa and kolanut plantation entrusted to the care of Bose, caused a breach of peace and threatened to kill her life.

According to him, the defendant also assaulted one Fayenuwo Pelumi by beating him with a plank.

Elijah also said that the defendant stole some quantities of wet cocoa beans, some quantities of red cherry and some quantities of kolanut, valued at N230,000, properties of Adekunle Bose.

The Prosecutor stated further that the offence contravened sections: 81, 86, 351 and 383, 388 and 390(9) of the Criminal Code and laws of Osun, 2002.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to four-count charges of assault, breach of peace, threat to life and stealing.

Magistrate A. I. Oyebadejo, granted the bail of the defendant in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.

Oyebadejo added that the sureties must swear to affidavit of means, reside within the court’s jurisdiction, be gainfully employed, with three recent passport photographs each.

The case was adjourned until Aug. 30, for mention

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