Transporter Arraigned For Allegedly Threatening To Kill Union Leader

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Tunde Odeyemi, a 47-year-old transporter, on Friday, appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, for threatening to kill a union leader.

Odeyemi was said to have carried out the threat after the Secretary of their transport workers union, Kareem Ganiyu, changed his parking position at a motor park in Agege.

The defendant, who resides at Iju, was arraigned on a five-count charge of breach of the peace, conspiracy, threat to life, assault and stealing.

However, he denied committing the offences, and was granted bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in the like sum by Magistrate B.O. Osunsanmi.

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Osunsanmi said the sureties should be gainfully employed, and should show evidence of two years’ tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

The prosecutor, ASP Ezekiel Ayorinde, told the court earlier, that the defendant and others yet to be arrested, committed the offences on August 22 at Agege.

He said that the defendant conducted himself in a manner likely to cause breach of the peace, by assaulting and threatening to kill Ganiyu.

 “The defendant and his accomplices attacked the complainant and descended on him through beating.

“In the process, they dispossessed him of N120,000 cash, a Tecno C8 valued at N35, 000 and a pair of  eye glasses worth N8,000.

‘The defendant vowed to terminate the complainant’s life,” he alleged.

The stated that the offences violate Sections 56, 168, 173, 287 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

Sections 173 stipulates three years’ imprisonment for assault, while Section 287 prescribes three years’ jail term for stealing.

The case was adjourned until October 16 for mention.

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