50-year-old woman arraigned over breach of peace

The Ekiti State Police Command has arraigned a 50-year- old woman, Mary Idowu, before the Ado-Ekiti chief magistrate court over conduct likely to cause a breach of the peace and threats of violence.

The police prosecutor, Inspector Johnson Okunade, informed the court that Idowu, who is standing trial on a two-count charge, committed the offence on October 3, 2019, at about 10am at Peace Avenue, Irewumi, Ado-Ekiti.

Okunade alleged that the defendant conducted herself in a manner likely to cause a breach of the peace by abusing, cursing and calling one Pastor Olagbuyiro Bamidele, a ritualist.

He also alleged that Idowu threatened violence by the word of mouth to the complainant.

Okunade said the offences contravened sections 249(d) and 86 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ekiti State 2012.

The prosecutor asked the court for adjournment to enable him study the case file and present his witnesses.

Idowu, however, pleaded not guilty to the offences levelled against her.

Her counsel, Mr Odunayo Okunade, called on the court to grant his client bail, with a promise that she would not jump bail.

The chief magistrate, Mr Adesoji Adegboye, granted Idowu bail in the sum of N100,000, with one surety in like sum, and adjourned the case till November 11, 2019  for hearing.


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