LAPO Microfinance Bank Staff Arraigned For Unlawful Detention Of Customer

The Osun state police has arraigned two staff of LAPO Microfinance Bank Limited for unlawful detention of a customer identified as Ekemenah Godwin.

The two staff; Obasekore Tunde and Ogbeide Faith, were arraigned on charges for conspiracy and unlawful detention.

The prosecutor, Mr Mereti Wilson, told the court that Obasekore Tunde, Ogbeide Faith and others now at large, committed the offence on July 19, 2016, around 2:00 pm at the LAPO Microfinance Bank Limited, Igbona in Osogbo.

He said “Obasekore Tunde and Ogbeide Faith did conspire together to commit offence of unlawful detention or deprivation of personal liberty

“They unlawfully deprived one Ekemenah Godwin Christopher of his personal liberty by detaining him for a period of three hours in a store at LAPO Microfinance Bank LTD, Igbona Osogbo against his will.

Wilson said the offence contravenes section 365 and 517 of the criminal code cap 34 vol. II laws of Osun State of Nigeria 2002.

The duo however pleaded not guilty to the charge against them.

Meanwhile, the counsel to the two accused persons, Mrs Bose Poopola, prayed the court to grant bail to her clients on the most liberal terms.

She pleaded that they were ready to provide a reliable surety and won’t jump the bail if granted.

The Magistrate, Mr Olushola Aluko, then admitted the two accused persons on bail in the sum of 50, 000 Naira with two sureties who are expected to be civil servants, not less than level 8.

Subsequently, the case was adjourned till March 20, 2017.


Source: Channels TV

Tailor in court for ‘beating up’ customer.

Yusuf Nurudeen, a tailor, on Thursday appeared in an Ikeja magistrates’ court for allegedly beating one of his customers to a pulp.

Nurudeen, 29, a resident of Ifako-Ijaye area of Lagos, pleaded not guilty to a charge of assault levelled against him.

Eruada Victor, the prosecutor, told the court that the accused beat up one Samson Sunday at Adewale Adigun Street, Karaole Estate, Ogba, Lagos, on December 8.

Victor said the complainant gave the accused his cloth to amend since March and deposited N500, but Nurudeen refused to comply with the agreement.

He said when Sunday confronted the tailor about his cloth, he got beaten and was left with an eye injury.

The prosecutor said the accused also tore the complainant’s T-shirt valued at N3,000.

According to him, the case was reported to the police and Nurudeen was apprehended.

He said the offence contravened section 171 of the criminal law of Lagos state, 2011, section 171 prescribes a three-year jail term for assault and harm.

Following the plea of the accused, G.O. Anifowoshe, the magistrate, granted him bail in the sum of N50,000, with one surety in like sum.

Anifowoshe said the surety must be gainfully employed and must show evidence of two years’ tax payment to the Lagos state government.

He adjourned the case till January 9, 2017.