Landlord In Trouble After Breaking Into Tenant's Apartment
On April 7, Leke Babasanya, a tenant had locked his apartment and left for an undisclosed location and the landlord, Adebayo Cosmos, allegedly broke into the apartment.
The landlord allegedly conspired with a man still at large to break into Leke’s apartment, destroying the padlock with intent to commit felony.
After the incident, the tenant sued the landlord.
At the Ile-Ife Magistrates’ Court in Osun on Wednesday, the prosecutor, a police officer, Monday Ojiezele, told the court that the accused committed the offences at Parakin area of Ile-Ife.
The 50-year-old is facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, housebreaking and forceful entry.
The offence contravened Sections 410, 411 (1), 451 and 516 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Osun, 2002.
Counsel to the accused, Mr Johnson Williams, requested that the landlord should be granted bail on liberal terms, promising that he would not jump bail.
In his ruling, Magistrate Olalekan Ijiyode granted the accused bail in the sum of 50,000 Naira with one surety in like sum.
Ijiyode said the surety must reside within the court’s jurisdiction and also provide two recent passport-size photographs.
He adjourned the case until May 24 for hearing.