Caretaker Jailed For Threatening Tenant's Life
One wonders what Lawrence Ugwu would do to his tenants if he was the owner of the house and not just a caretaker.
A Kubwa Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, on Tuesday sentenced the caretaker to one week in prison for threatening the life of a tenant, Echezona Okeke.
Ugwu of behind Village Mosque, Pipline, Kubwa, Abuja, was convicted and sentenced for criminal intimidation.
The Prosecutor, Babajide Olanipekun, had told the court that Okeke reported the matter at the Kubwa Police Station on February 28.
Olanipekun said the caretaker of where Okeke was resident, threatened to kill him and told him that he would not live beyond 2018.
“Ugwu said Okeke would die this year thereby putting him and his family in a state of fear or body injury,” he said.
His counsel, Enabosi Godday, however, prayed the court to temper justice with mercy, saying that his client had apologised to the complainant over the matter.
He also said the convict was a family man and that his wife had a one-week-old baby.
This must be reason the Judge, Mohammed Marafa, gave Ugwu an option to pay N2,000 fine.
He, however, ordered him to write an undertaking not to commit a similar offence, adding that the convict would be held responsible if any hurt was done to Okeke as a tenant.