Landlord Threatens To Kill Tenant

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A landlord, Titus Omosuyi, who allegedly threatened to kill his tenant, was on Monday docked before an Apapa Senior Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

Omosuyi, 57, of No. 14 Orah St., Olodi-Apapa, Lagos, is standing trial on a two-count charge bothering on breach of the peace and threat to life.

He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The prosecutor, Cpl. John Iberedem, told the court that the landlord had between Feb. 6 and Feb. 10 allegedly threatened to kill his tenant, Mr Clement Anyanwu and his wife, Chioma.

“Omosuyi pointed his finger at the couple and threatened that they would soon die and that their son that was sick would also die and their corpses would be carried to their home town in no distant time,” Iberedem said.

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He alleged that the accused committed the offences at No. 14 Orah St., Olodi-Apapa, Lagos.

Iberedem said the action of the accused contravened Sections 166 (D&I) and 170 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Lagos, 2011.

The Senior Magistrate, Mr. P. A. Adekomaiya, granted the accused N50,000 bail, with two sureties in like sum.

Adekomaiya ordered that the sureties should show evidence of tax payment to the Lagos State Government in addition to the bail condition.

The case was adjourned till March 25 for further hearing.