A Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday in Lagos granted bail of N500,000 to a man, Augustine Idioha, charged with causing breach of peace over a family property.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs M.I. Dan-Oni, also granted the accused one surety in like sum.‎
She said that the surety should be a blood relation of the accused, provide evidence of tax payment and his address must be verified.
Idioha, 46, a resident of No. 16, Adebayo Rufai St., Itire-Surulere Lagos, pleaded not guilty to a two-count charge of breach of peace and threat.
Earlier, the prosecutor, Sgt. Christopher Okoliko told the court that the accused forcefully collected and seized the key of a two-bedroom apartment.
He said that the complainant and an older brother of the accused, Cyriacus Idioha, wanted to let out the apartment but that the accused was not in support and seized the key.
He alleged that the accused also threatened to kill the complainant and his family in a text message he sent on phone.
The prosecutor said that the offence contravened sections 56(1) and 166(1).
The court adjourned the case until Sept. 9. ‎

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