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Woman, daughter in court for allegedly challenging neighbour to fight

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A 50-year-old woman, Yetunde Dada and her 22-year-old old daughter, Tolu, on Friday appeared in an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly challenging a neighbour to fight a duel.

The police charged Dada and her daughter, who reside at No. 5 Abiodun Sobanjo St., Agidingbi in Ikeja, with misdemeanour, breach of peace and challenging another to fight a duel.

They pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The Prosecution Counsel, Insp. Victor Eruada, told the court that the defendants conducted themselves in a manner likely to cause breach of peace by using a megaphone to call the complainant, Mr Akin Fagbohun names.

Eruada told the court that the defendants committed the offence with others, who are at large on Aug. 7 at their residence.

He said the defendants conspired and challenged the complainant to a fight, following a disagreement.

The defendants, he alleged, provoked breach of peace by using a megaphone on the street to say unprintable words to the complainant.

Chief Magistrate M. O. Tanimola, granted the defendants bail in the sum of N50, 000 each with one surety each in like sum.

Tanimola ordered that the surety must be gainfully employed and has evidence of two years’ tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

He said that the offence contravened the provisions of sections 55, 57 and 168 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015, as revised.

Challenging to fight a duel is punishable with one year jail term while breach of peace attracts six months imprisonment for offenders.

Tanimola adjourned the case until Oct. 5 for mention.


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