Baale arraigned for forceful possession of house


A 63 year old Baale Jamiu Jinadu who
allegedly took possession of the residence of
one Matthew Adeniji,yesterday appeared
before an Igbosere Magistrate’s Court Lagos.

Jinadu who resides at 10, Orile Ilasan Baale
Street, Ilasan Lekki, in Eti-Osa local
government area of the state, is facing a one
count charge of forceful possession, preferred
against him by the police.

The Police Prosecutor Sergeant Oladejo
Balogun told the court that the incident took
place sometimes in 2016, at the address
mentioned above.

He said that the defendant forcibly took over
the possession of the complainant’s

“The prosecutor said that the complainant had
approached the defendant to give him a land
to enable him build a house where he can stay
until after the money he spent to build the
house expires while he was having
accommodation problem.’

“Jinadu agreed and so the complaint built a
room self contain with toilet, bath room and
kitchen, which he said he spent a total sum of
N700,000″He said.

“Adeniji, after the completion of the house
later changed his mind and gave it out for
rent, which he collected a year rent of
N150,000, but immediately the rent expired,
the defendant went to lock up the place and
said he has finished paying the compalint the
amount he used to build the house” Balogun

According to the prosecutor the offence
committed is punishable under Section 52 of
the criminal law of Lagos state 2015.
The defendant however denied the charge.

However the Magistrate Mrs Olabisi Kusanu
granted the defendant bail, in the sum of
N50,000, with one surety in like sum, who
must show evidence of three years tax
payment to Lagos State government and have
his address verified.

She adjourned the case to August 15, for

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