THREE MEN, who allegedly
disobeyed a court order by
possessing plots of land already
awarded to one Ogunlana’s family,
were on Friday charged before
an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in
Lagos.
However, the accused were
granted bail in the sum of N500,000
each with two sureties each in like
sum.
The trio; Safari Sadiku, 67; Bayo
Lawal, 53, and Bakare Ololade, 23,
are facing a seven-count charge
bordering on conspiracy, unlawful
interference, contempt of court and
forcible possession.
The Prosecutor, Insp. Steven
Molo, told the court that they
committed the offences between
February and March, at Agunfoye,
Igbogbo in Ikorodu, Lagos.
He said that the accused
unlawfully entered into the plots of
land belonging to Chief Kolawole
Ogunlana’s family with the intent
to cause breach of peace.
Molo said that the accused
forcefully took possession of the
said land without any claim of
right. “The land which was recently
obtained by Ogunlana’s family
through a writ of court,’’ he said.
He alleged that the accused
through their actions conspired to
pervert and defeat the course of
justice.
Mole said the offences
contravened sections 52, 53,104 (1),
123 (1), 97 (1), 338 and 409 of the
Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The accused pleaded not guilty to
the charge, and were granted bail
in the sum of N500,000 each with
two sureties in like sum, by the
Magistrate, Mr Martin’s Owunmi.
He added that the sureties must
be gainfully employed. Owunmi
adjourned the case to April 22 for
mention. NAN


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