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Farmer Accused Of Casting Charm On Disputed Land Arraigned In Ondo Court

The Ondo State Police Command on Friday arraigned a 43-year-old farmer, Aribo Adedeji, on charges of disobeying a court judgment, felony, threatening life, forcible entry, and breach of peace after allegedly pouring a powdery substance believed to be a charm on a disputed piece of land.

According to the police prosecutor, Inspector Ayodeji Omoyeigha, Adedeji and others now at large committed the alleged offence around 10 AM in January 2024 at Itedo Street, Igbodigo in Okitipupa.

Omoyeigha stated that the defendant disobeyed a High Court judgment dated September 27, 2017, in Suit No: HOK/10/2023, which ordered him not to present himself as the owner of the disputed land.

“He forcefully entered into the piece of land and conducted himself in a manner likely to cause a breach of peace,” the prosecutor said.

“The defendant poured powdery substance believed to be dangerous charm on the land.”

Omoyeigha further alleged that Adedeji, in the company of others, threatened the life of the complainant, Oluwaseun Olamigoke.

The prosecutor disclosed that the offence contravened Sections 517, 249 (d), 81, 86, and 133 (9) of the Criminal Code, Cap.37, Vol. 1, Laws of Ondo State, 2006.

Adedeji, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The presiding Magistrate, Mr Patrick Ajele, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N200,000 with three sureties in like sums and adjourned the matter to June 20, 2024, for further hearing.

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