Cleric docked over alleged attempt to burn landlord’s house

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A 38-year-old cleric, Abdusalam Murital,has been brought before a Yaba Magistrates’ court Lagos for allegedly trying to set his landlord’s house on fire.

Murital, who resides in Makoko area of Yaba is charge with attempted arson.
The Prosecutor,Sergeant Godwin Oriabure told the court that the defendant committed the offence on March 27, at about 4p.m at No.18, Igbegandu str., Makoko area of Yaba, Lagos.

Oriabure alleged that the defendant had dispute with his landlord, Mr Samuel Ojuri, over his house rent when he threatened to destroy his property.

He also said the defendant put a pot of food on his burner and went out.

He stated that the next door neighbour, who smelt the burning pot, broke into the defendant’s room to put out the fire.

Prosecutor stated that the offence committed is contray to and punishable under Section 342 of the Criminal Code Laws of Lagos State, 2015. (Revised)

The Magistrate Mrs Oluwatoyin Ojuromi, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum.

Ojuromi ordered that one of the sureties must be a blood relation who must be gainfully employed with their addresses verified by the court.

She also said the sureties must reside within the court’s jurisdiction and should show evidence of three years tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

The case was adjourned till April 30, for mention.

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