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2 Men In Court Over Alleged Destruction Of Land’s Pillar In Ogun

Two men, Olaniyi Mosaku, 64 and Olawale Salami,42, on Thursday, appeared before a Magistrates’ Court in Ota, Ogun, for allegedly destroying corner pillars on a plot of land.

The defendants, whose addresses were not given, were charged with malicious damage and conspiracy.

The Prosecution Counsel, Insp Emmanuel Adaraloye, told the court that the defendant and others, now at large, committed the offence on Dec. 27, 2020 at Mesan Village, Iju area, Ota.

Adaraloye said that the defendants and their accomplices maliciously damaged the corner pillars on the complainant, Gbenga Kazeem’s land, worth N50,000.

He added that they unlawfully removed the boundary mark of the complainant.

According to him, the offences contravene the provisions of Sections 451 and 516 of the Criminal Code of Ogun, 2006.
The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Magistrate A. O. Adeyemi admitted the defendants to bail in the sum of N100,000 each, with one surety each in like sum.
She adjourned the matter till Feb. 1, for definite trial.

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