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Man, 29, docked over alleged threat messages to ex-girlfriend

A 29-year-old man, Leonard James, who allegedly sent series of threat messages to his ex-girlfriend, was on Wednesday brought before a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

The accused,who resides at Ikeja area of Lagos, is standing trial on a two-count charge of threat to life and a breach of public peace.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Roman Unuigbe, told the court that the accused committed the offences on May 16 at about 6.00 p.m. at Nigeria AirForce Base, Ikeja.

He said after James and one Hassana Samson, his ex-girlfriend called it quits early 2016 over an undisclosed reasons, the accused had constantly sent deadly threat messages to her phone.

“The accused, who never hesitated to intimidate his ex-girlfriend whenever their parts crossed, conducted himself in a manner likely to cause a breach of public peace.’’

The offences committed by James contravened Sections 56 (b) and 166 (d) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2011.

James, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr P.A. Ojo, granted the accused a N60, 000 bail with two sureties in like sum.

He said one of the sureties must be a blood relation of the accused and should be gainfully employed.

Ojo adjourned the case to Dec. 9 for substantive trial.


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