3 get N10m for allegedly trespassing into land


THREE men, who allegedly forcibly entered in a land and damaged property worth N600 million, on Tuesday appeared before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State.

The defendants are Dafe Ohebi, 47; Prosper Akintoye, 37; and John Dansu, 38.

They appeared on a six-count charge of forceful entry, damage to property, breach of the peace, disrespect to court order, conspiracy and threatening violence.

They, however, pleaded not guilty to all the counts.

The prosecutor, ASP Rita Momah, said that the defendants committed the offences sometime in February 2019 on Victory Estate, Lekki, Lagos State.

She said that the defendants forcibly entered into a landed property,  threatened violence and damaged a perimeter fence belonging to the complainant, Mr Shittu Adedayo.

Momah said that the trio also disobeyed a high  court order not to trespass into the property.

The alleged offences contravene Sections 2(3), 52, 104, 411 and 412 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State.

The alleged offences also contravene Section 2(3) of the Lagos State Property Protection Law, 2016.

The Chief Magistrate, Miss Adeola Olatunbosun, granted bail to the defendants in the sum of N10 million with three sureties each.

She adjourned the case until Oct. 18 for mention. (NAN)