Tayo Soetan, a deacon of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, was Tuesday arraigned before the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, in Lagos, for felony.
Soetan, alongside Bosun Sosanya, 47, Adebayo Ademiluyi, 41, Friday Alika, 48, and Abubakar Audu, 28, was charged with conspiracy, felony, forceful invasion and conduct likely to cause breach of public peace. Soetan, who is the chairman of the 1004 Housing Estate Residents Association, and the other defendants were alleged to have forcibly entered into the office of Samuel Ukpong, managing director of 1004 Estate Limited, the management company for the luxury apartments, on 5 December 2016.
They allegedly usurped Ukpong’s duties and disrupted the smooth running of the estate, located on Victoria Island and, once, owned by the federal government. The accused persons’ lawyers urged the court to admit them to bail on self-recognisance because of their corporate statuses.
The court granted Ademiluyi bail based on the appeal and directed he write a letter, with copy of his Bar certificate, complimentary card and passport photograph attached to it. The others were granted N5million bail each with two sureties in the like sum.