Woman in trouble for threatening neighbour’s life with cutlass

A 56-year-old woman, Blessing Oyetu, was on Monday arraigned in an Ota Magistrate’s Court in Ogun State, for allegedly threatening a neighbour’s life with a cutlass.

Oyetu, who lives at No. 16, Fatade Street, Akeja, Ota, is facing two counts of breach of peace and threatening of life.

The prosecutor, Sgt. Chudu Gbesi, told the court that the accused committed the offence on August 19 at about 5.00pm in Akeja, Ota.

Gbesi said the accused conducted herself in a manner likely to cause a breach of peace, by using a cutlass to threaten one Bode Olabisi and forcefully entering the complainant’s compound to make trouble.

He said the offence contravened sections 80 and 249 (d) of the Criminal Code Vol. 1, Laws of Ogun, 2006.

The accused, however, pleaded ‘not guilty’ to the charge.

The Senior Magistrate, Mr. S. O. Banwo, granted her bail in the sum of N150,000, with two sureties in like sum.

Banwo said the sureties must reside within the court’s jurisdiction and swear to an affidavit of means of livelihood.

He also ordered the sureties to submit four recent passport photographs to the court and show evidence of tax payment to Ogun Government.

The case was adjourned till October 10 for hearing. Punch

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