February 14, 2018

Man in court for sending SMS death-threat to girl

Man in court for sending SMS death-threat to girl

Osogbo – A man, Akinsina Ibrahim, who allegedly sent a text message threatening a girl, was on Wednesday granted a temporary reprieve by an Osogbo Chief Magistrates’ Court.

The 22-year-old Ibrahim was released on bail in the sum of N100, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

The Magistrate, Mrs Olubunmi Ajanaku, who gave the ruling, said the sureties must reside within the court’s jurisdiction with
an evidence of tax payment.

In addition, one of the sureties must be a civil servant on Grade Level 8 ,while the other surety must be a relation of the accused.

Ibrahim, who is facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, threat to life and unlawful possession, had pleaded not guilty.

The prosecution told the court that the accused sent a text to a girl, Akintan Seun on her phone, threatening her.

Insp. Joshua Oladoye said the accused committed the offences on Sept. 18, 2017 at Ayekale area of Osogbo.

He alleged that the accused conspired with others now at large to terminate her life.

“The accused was arrested with a bag containing charms by police detectives during a raid on his house.”

The offences contravened Sections 213 (b), 232 and 516 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Osun, 2003.

Further hearing has been fixed for March 14. (NAN)