Osun police arraign husband for locking-up wife, children at home 

Osun court
Osun police arraign husband for locking-up wife, children at home
By Ekene Agbor, Osogbo
Osun court
Law
The Police in Osun state on Thursday, arraigned a 52 year-old father of three, Bejide Ayodele,l for allegedly locking-up his wife and children in their house with padlocks.
The Prosecutor, Sergeant Saheed Anifowose, told the court that the defendant committed the offence between September 17th and 18th, 2020 around 4:50 pm in House E3, Road 22, OAU Senior Staff Quarters, Ile-Ife.
Anifowose said the defendant intimidated her children – Mary Lawance, Ayoowuro Bejide and Tobiloba Bejide – by breaking and injuring them in their home.
According to him, the defendant conducted himself in a manner likely to cause the breach of peace.
The Prosecutor stated further that Mr Bejide entered his residential apartment and locked his wife, Folake Bejide and three children in their house with padlocks.
Anifowose argued that the offence contravened sections 81, 86 and 516 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Osun, 2002.
The defendant, however pleaded not guilty to three-count charge of threat with violence, intimidation and breach of peace slammed against him.
The defence counsel, Mrs Temitope Olajolo, applied for the bail of Bejide.
Magistrate A. A. Adebayo granted his bail in the sum of N500,000 with one surety in like sum.
The case was adjourned till January 1, 2021 for mention.

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