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Landlord Arraigned For Allegedly Removing Tenant’s Roof

Posted by Amarachi on Tue 27th Feb, 2024 - tori.ng

Ismahil allegedly destroyed the roofing material after several attempts to get the complainant to pay his rent.

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A 51-year-old landlord, Abolaji Ismahil, was on Tuesday arraigned before a Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos after he was accused of removing the roof of his tenant’s apartment.

Ismahil, who lives in Mushin area of Lagos, pleaded not guilty to conspiracy, breach of public peace and theft.

Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel , Insp Courage Ekhueorohan, informed the court that Ismahil and some others, at large, committed the offence on Dec.13, 2023, at No 40, Kekereowo St., Itire, Surulere, Lagos.

He alleged that Ismahil removed ten zinc roofing sheet over the apartment of the complainant, Lawal Ismail.

Ekhueorohan alleged that Ismahil destroyed the roofing material after several attempts to get the complainant to pay his rent.

He submitted that the complainant also reported that his HP Laptops, a gold chain, and two wristwatches were stolen from his apartment.

The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of Sections 168, 287 and 411 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.

The Magistrate, Mr Ganiyu Tiamiyu, admitted Ismahil to bail in the sum of N100,000, with two responsible sureties in like sum.

He ordered that the sureties must have their addresses verified by the court and adjourned the case until March 13, for mention.



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