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Man Accused of Setting Landlord’s Residence on Fire

A 35-year-old man, Dickson Peter, faced charges of arson and felony at the Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ibadan after allegedly setting his landlord’s house on fire.

During the court session presided over by Magistrate Mr. M. Mudashiru, Peter, unable to enter a plea due to the court’s jurisdiction, was remanded in the Abolongo Correctional Facility, Oyo Town. The remand awaits legal counsel from the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).

The Prosecution Counsel, Insp. Femi Oluwadare, stated that on April 18, around 12:30 am, Peter allegedly unlawfully ignited a fire in his landlord, Cepas Okeme’s residence, causing damages estimated at N6.5 million. Additionally, the blaze extended to the adjacent property owned by Bose Ali, resulting in property losses valued at N3.5 million.

Oluwadare emphasized that Peter’s actions violated Section 443 of the Criminal Code Laws of Oyo State 2000.

The case is adjourned until July 23, 2024, for further legal proceedings.

Efecha Gold
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