Court Docks Ota Popular Land Speculator, Ibuoye Over Winners' Church Damage - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS


Thursday, February 13, 2020

Court Docks Ota Popular Land Speculator, Ibuoye Over Winners' Church Damage

Ibuoye being taken away in handcuff
Michael-Azeez Ogunsiji
ABEOKUTA - A 58-year-old man, Ibrahim Ibuoye, was on Wednesday appeared before an Ota Magistrates's Court for alleged damaged on a fence belonging to Winners Chapel Church, Ota, Ogun State. 

Ibuoye, whose address was not provided is facing a three-count charge of malicious damages, forceful entry and conspiracy.

The prosecutor, Cpl. Abdulkareem Mustapha, told the court that the defendant and others still at large, committed the offences on Jan.20 at about 5.48 pm at Feru Village, Oguntedo Lafenwa, Ota.

Mustapha said that the defendant and his accomplices conspired among themselves to unlawfully entered by destroying the fence of a land belonging to the popular church, which value yet unknown.

"The defendant also damaged the gate of the Winner Chapel Church which the value is still unknown." he said.

The prosecutor said that the offences contravened Sections 390(9), 457 and 516 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ogun, 2006.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The counsel to defendant, Mr O.A Akanbi, urged the court to grant the defendant bail in liberal term.

The Senior Magistrate, Mr. Mathew Akinyemi, granted the defendant N1 million bail with two sureties in like sum.

Akinyemi ordered that the sureties must reside within the court's jurisdiction and should be gainfully employed with evidence of tax payment to Ogun Government.

He said that the sureties should also provide notable mean of identification as part of the bail conditions.

The case was adjourned until Feb. 26 for further hearing.

It was however gathered that following his inability to meet with the bail conditions, Ibuoye was conveyed back to the correctional facility.

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