Man  Lands In Court After Setting Fire To Neighbour’s N16 million Property


A 40-year –old man Hassan Adewale has landed in court after setting fire to his neighbour’s property without any assignable reason.

He  appeared before  Mr. Isola Omisade of the Osogbo Chief Magistrates ‘ Court  penultimate Thursday.

Adewale, however, pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge preferred against him.

The Police Prosecutor, Inspector Elisa Olusegun said the defendant committed the offence on January 15 at about 12:30 am at Erin-Oke, Osun State.

Olusegun  said  the complainant never  had issues with  or transacted any business with the defendant, adding that the development was shocking.

The offence, according, to him contravenes Sections 516 and 422 of the Criminal Code, CAP 34, Vol. II, Laws of Osun, 2002.

The Defence Counsel, Mr Taiwo Awokunle prayed the court to grant bail to  his client in the most liberal terms.

The Magistrate, Mr. Isola Omisade later  set  Adewale’s bail  at N1 million with two sureties in like sum.

The sureties must according to the judge reside within the court’s jurisdiction, with evidence of tax payments and two passport photographs.

He added that one of the sureties must be a civil servant in the state, while the second person must be a relative of the defendant.

The Magistrate later adjourned the case until March 8 for hearing.