Brothers charged with threatening late father’s tenants in Lagos
Two brothers, Olalekan Kaka and Ibrahim Kaka, yesterday, appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly threatening the lives of their late father’s tenants.
The siblings also allegedly damaged a vehicle belonging to their father’s lawyer, Mr. Sola Dada.
The brothers, who reside in Egbeda area of Lagos, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), are being tried for breach of peace, conspiracy, damage and threatening violence.
According to the Police prosecutor, Godwin Awase, the accused committed the offences on January 3 at Gowon Estate, Egbeda in Lagos.
He said the accused conducted themselves in a manner likely to cause breach of peace by chasing their late father’s tenants with cutlasses and also damaging the vehicle of a lawyer, Sola Dada.
“The accused threatened to damage the residential house, property of their father, late Kabiru Kaka, being managed by the lawyer, Dada.
“The complainant, Dada, was called by tenants of late Kaka that the accused came with cutlasses to chase them out.
“When Dada rushed to the scene, the accused ran after him with cutlasses to machete him. The complainant quickly ran back into his car to escape, but the accused caught up with him, as he was about to zoom off, and damaged his car with their cutlasses.
“The complainant reported the case at the station and the accused were arrested,” he said.
Awase said tat the offences contravened Sections 56, 168, 350 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised). Section 350 prescribes two years jail term for damage.
However, the accused pleaded innocence of the offences and were granted a bail of N50, 000 each, with two sureties each in like sum.
The Magistrate, Mr. J.A. Adigun, said the sureties should be gainfully employed and should show evidences of two years tax payment to the Lagos State Government.
He adjourned the case until February 23 for mention.
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