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Police arraign Ondo man for threatening to kill magistrate

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The Ondo State Police Command has arraigned a man, Paul Oyewole, before a Chief Magistrate Court in Ondo town for allegedly threatening to kill a magistrate, Mrs Mosunmola Ikujuni.

Oyewole was alleged to have threatened to kill the magistrate following a disagreement between the two parties.

To this end, he was arrested by the men of the state police command and thereafter charged to court. The defendant was arraigned before the court on two-count charge.

During his arraignment, the police prosecutor, Mr Bernard Olagbayi, informed the court that the defendant committed the offences on July 21, 2023, at Oka in Ondo town, Ondo State.

According to the charge, “That you, Paul Oyewole, on July 21, 2023 at Oka, Ondo in the Ondo Magisteriala District, did write a threat letter to kill his worship, Magistrate Mosunmola Ikujuni, if she refuses to listen to your warning and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 323 of the Criminal Code Cap 37 Vol. 1 Laws of the Ondo State of Nigeria 2006.

“That you, Paul Oyewole on the same date, time, and place in the aforementioned magisterial district, corruptly promised to give, Magistrate Mosunmola Ikujuni money or recharge card to favour you in a case with charge number MOD/21c/2023, Commissioner of Police vs Paul Oyewole, in which you are a defendant, and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 98a(b) of the Criminal Code Cap 37 Vol. 1 Laws of Ondo State of Nigeria 2006.”

Oyewole however pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against him.

Ruling, the magistrate, Mrs Charity Adeyanju, granted bail to the defendant in the sum of N500,000, with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case to November 16, 2023 for hearing.