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Man docked for allegedly ‘spreading rumours’ about his neighbours

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By Sylvanus Okpe

A 35-year-old man, Daniel Chukwu, was arraigned in Ebute Meta magistrate court on Wednesday for allegedly spreading ”rumours” about his neighbours.

The police charged Chukwu, with spreading rumours likely to cause a breach of peace.

Mr Danile pleaded not guilty when the charges were read to him at the magistrate court yesterday.

The Prosecution Counsel, Insp. Raphel Doney, submitted before the court that the defendant committed the offence sometime in August, at No. 22, Omodeagi St., Lagos.

He alleged that the defendant told his neighbours that he offered N150,000 to the parents of a girl who had accused him of defiling their eight-year-old daughter.

Doney further stated that the act subjected the family of the victim to incessant mockery and ridicule in the neighbourhood.

He also told the court that the offence contravened the provisions of Section 168 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The Magistrate, Tolu Agbona admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties each in like sum.

The case was further adjourned to Aug. 21 for mention.

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