Landlord Remanded In Prison For Inflicting Wound On Tenant


The landlord of 11, Idowa Akinola Street, Olowora Isheri, Lagos State, Nigeria, Abiodun  Adebayo, 46, has been ordered to be remanded in prison custody by the Ikeja Magistrate’s  Court sitting in Isheri-Oke, Lagos State, Nigeria.

P.M.NEWS gathered that the landlord reportedly went out on a drinking spree on the day of  the incident.

He returned home late in the night and started to attack the tenant with a matchete. In  the process, he inflicted injuries on the face and left hand of the tenant, Blessing  Essien.

The matter was reported at the police station and he was arrested and later arraigned in  court on a two-count charge of attempt to kill Blessing Essien and damaging the door to  her room.

The first count read: “that you Abiodun Adebayo, 46, on 28 September, 2010 at about 12:05  a.m. at 11, Idowu Akinola Street, Olowora-Isheri, Lagos in the Ikeja magistraterial  District did attempt unlawfully to kill one Blessing Essien by hiting her with cutlass on  her left hand and her face and caused her injury and thereby committed an offence  punishable under Section 320 of the Criminal Code Cap. 17 Vol. 11 laws of Lagos State of  Nigeria, 2003.”

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When the charge was read to him, he pleaded not guilty. The presiding magistrate, M. I.  Dan-Oni admitted him to bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in the like sum who  must produce evidence of tax payment to the Lagos State government.

But because he was unable to meet the bail conditions in good time, the court ordered  that he be remained in prison custody.

The case was later adjourned till 20 October, 2010 for mention.

—Tunmise Ige

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