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Court remands man for ‘setting house ablaze’

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An Iyaganku Magistrates’ Court in Ibadan ordered the remand of a 35-year-old Afeez Adetunji at the Agodi Correctional facility on Tuesday for allegedly setting a six-room building on fire.

Police prosecutor, Insp Olufemi Omilana, told the court that Adetunji, of undisclosed address committed the offence on June 22 at Eyin Grammar School area of Molete in Ibadan.

Omilana said the house, valued at about N10 million was owned by deceased, Pa Abdulraheem Obadara represented in court by his son, Musliudeen Obadara.

He said Adetunji, whose mother hired a room in the house, allegedly had a row with Mrs Obadara before setting the house on fire.

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Omilana said the offence contravened the Criminal Code of Oyo State 2000 and punishable by life imprisonment.

Presiding Senior Magistrate, Munirat Giwa-Babalola, did not take Adetunji’s plea because of lack of jurisdiction and ordered his remand at the Agodi Correctional facility.

She ordered that the case file be sent to the Director of Public Prosecution at the Oyo State Ministry of Justice for advice and adjourned the matter till Aug. 11 for mention.

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Court remands man for ‘setting house ablaze’

An Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court, Ibadan, on Monday remanded one Jemilu Sanni at the Agodi Correctional Centre, for allegedly setting a house on fire.

The Magistrate, Mrs T. B. Oyekanmi, who did not take the defendant’s plea, ordered his remand, pending the outcome of the case file at the Oyo State Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP).

Oyekanmi, thereafter, adjourned the matter until April 28, for mention.

Newsmen report that Sanni, of undisclosed address, was charged on a count of arson.

The Prosecutor, Sgt. Bewaji Ojo, told the court that on Jan.1, at 3.30 a.m., the defendant unlawfully set ablaze the house of one Sola Adeyemi at No. 2, Balogun St., Mokola, Ibadan.

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“The fire allegedly damaged the rug, school bag, a purse and one standing fan, all valued N45,000.

“Sanni entered the house to steal; the occupants of the house woke up and saw him where he hid, after setting the house on fire, and was caught,” Ojo said.

He said the offence contravened Section 443 of the Criminal Code Cap 38, Vol. II, Law of Oyo State 2000.

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