Two arraigned for ‘threatening to kill’

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Two men, Ismail Sanni, 35, and Goriola Junaid, 39, were on Monday arraigned at an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court, Lagos for allegedly threatening to kill the Chairman of Ferry Side, Ejalonibu, Ebute-Ero car park, Alhaji Mutairu Oke.

They were also alleged to have maliciously damaged his properties valued at N2million.

The defendants, of no fixed address, are facing a six-count charge bordering on conspiracy, malicious damage, stealing, threatening to kill and conduct likely to cause a breach of the peace before Magistrate Mrs. M. A. Agbaje.

Prosecuting Sergeant Tope Adegsie told the court that the duo and others at large committed the offences on August 30.

He said the incident occurred at about 5pm, at Ferry Side, Ejalonibu, Ebute-Ero, Lagos Island.

Adegsie alleged that the defendants damaged the office apartment of the complainant valued at N2million.

“The defendants stole N500,000 from the complainant’s three bank accounts through the Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cards. They also stole his tax clearance, voter’s card and driving licence.

“The defendants stabbed Monsuru Fasasi, a car park attendant to the complainant, on his right hand, back and inflicted a deep cut on his body,” he alleged.

The prosecutor said the defendants conducted themselves in a manner likely to cause a breach of the peace by threatening to kill the complainant.

The defendants pleaded not guilty.

Magistrate Agbaje granted them N200,000 bail each with two sureties each in the like sum.

She said the sureties must produce evidence of tax payment to the Lagos State Government and have their addresses verified.

The case was adjourned till October 9.