1004 Estate MD, CDA chairman face trial over alleged breach of peace


Paul Iyoghojie


The Managing Director of 1004 Estate, Victoria Island, Samuel Ukpong, 49, and the chairman, Community Development Association, CDA, Tayo Soetan, 59, have been arraigned before a Lagos State magistrates’ court over alleged breach of public peace in the estate.’

The accused persons were arrested by the police at the Bar Beach division, Victoria Island and
charged before an Igbosere magistrates’ court, Lagos on a two-count charge of felony to wit:
conduct likely to cause breach of peace at 1004 Estate, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Inspector Asu Feddy informed the court that the accused persons committed the alleged offence
offence on 5 November, 2015 in the estate.

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Feddy told the court that the accused persons breached public peace by using mega phones to
sing abusive songs against one another which attracted all the residents of the 1004 Estate in Victoria Island over alleged undisclosed dispute among them in the estate.

He said the crisis would have degenerated to a free for all if not for the quick intervention of the Nigerian Police.

Feddy said the offences the accused committed are punishable under sections 409 and 116(D) of
the criminal laws of Lagos State, 2011.

The accused persons however denied police allegations in the open court and magistrate Mr. B.
A. Sonuga admitted the accused persons to bail in the sum of N200,000 each with two sureties
each in like sum.

Sonuga warned the two defendants to henceforth maintain the peace in the estate and adjourned the case till 15 November, 2015 for mention.

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