Oyo:How Ibadan Man Sets Landlord’s House On Fire

How Man Sets Landlord’s House Ablaze In Oyo

Oyo:How Ibadan Man Sets Landlord’s House On Fire
Oyo:How Ibadan Man Sets Landlord’s House On Fire

After setting the building ablaze, the fire spread to another house, the police said.

The Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ibadan, on Thursday, ordered that a 35-year-old man, Dickson Peter, be remanded in prison custody for allegedly setting his landlord’s house on fire.

The police charged the defendant with two counts of felony and arson.

The magistrate, M. Mudashiru, who did not take his plea due to a lack of jurisdiction, ordered that he be remanded in custody at Abolongo Correctional Facility.

Mr Mudashiru said the remand is pending legal advice from the director of public prosecution.

He adjourned the matter until July 23 for mention.

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The prosecution counsel, Femi Oluwadare, told the court that Mr Peter on April 18, at about 12:30 a.m., was alleged to have unlawfully set fire to the house of his landlord, Cepas Okeme, and destroyed property worth N6.5 million.

Mr Oluwadare said that after setting the building ablaze, the fire spread to the next house belonging to Bose Ali ‘ F’ and destroyed property worth N3.5 million.

(NAN)

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