Court remands applicant for allegedly sending threatening messages

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A Magistrates’ Court in Ile-Ife, Osun, on Wednesday ordered that an applicant, Adesina Saheed, who allegedly sent threatening test messages to a man, be remanded in correction custody.

Magistrate Habibat Basiru, who refused to admit the defendant to bail, ordered that he be remanded in Ile-Ife correction custody.

Basiru adjourned the case until Sept 11, for hearing.

Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Insp Abdullahi Emmanuel, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Aug 15, around 1.55 p.m. at No 32, Olopometa Street, Ile-Ife.

Emmanuel said that the defendant sent a threatening text message to the complainant, Mr Micheal Aramide, promising physical and spiritual harm.

He also alleged that the defendant beat up Aramide with an iron belt, causing him grievous injuries.

According to him, the defendant conducted himself in a way that breach the public peace of the stated community by beating Aramide.

The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 86, 249(d) and 355 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Osun, 2002.

The defendant, who was not legally represented, however, pleaded not guilty to breach of peace, assault and threat to life.

NAN

AUG 21, 2019 @16:05 GMT |

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