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My tenant wanted to behead me, landlord tells court


courtChukwudi Livinus, 36, a tenant at Agboye Estate in Kosofe Local Government Area of Lagos State, was on Wednesday arraigned before a Magistrate, Sule Amzat, of the Ogudu Magistrates’ Court.

Livinus, who is a factory worker, was docked for constantly causing the breach of public peace. The accused was said to be disturbing the peace in the neighborhood and threatened to behead his landlord.

The accused, who lives in Flat 48 of the estate, is facing a charge of causing breach of the peace. The prosecutor, Sergeant Ihiehieh Lucky, told the court that the accused committed the offence on December 19 at about 10p.m. Lucky told the court that Chief Agboye Joseph, the complainant and landlord of the estate, had reported the matter at the Ketu Police Station.

According to the prosecutor, the accused was fond of returning home very late at night. “On some occasions, the complainant had caught the accused having in his possessions some items suspected to belong to cultists.”

He said on December 19, the complainant invited the accused to his office, which was within the estate. Lucky said when the accused entered the office of the complainant, he started shouting that he should be left alone. “The accused told his landlord to mind his business or else, he would be beheaded,” the prosecutor said.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the offence. He told the court that he had been living in the estate for six years and he had never been found to be a troublemaker.

Amzat granted the accused bail in the sum of N20,000 with one reliable and responsible surety. She adjourned the matter till January 25.

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