Osogbo - A 28-year-old woman,
Adebare Monsurat, was on Monday arraigned before an Osogbo Magistrates’ Court
for allegedly setting on fire an office complex.
Monsurat is facing a count charge of setting on fire an
The Prosecutor, Sgt. Olayiwola Rasaki, told the court that
the accused committed the offence on Nov. 25, at Ototiki area, Osogbo.
Rasaki said Monsurat set on fire an office complex belonging
to one Agbaje Segun.
He said the accused felt threatened when the complainant
asked her of money she is owing him.
Rasaki said Monsurat was provoked and decided to take laws
into her hands.
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The Prosecutor said the accused destroyed some office
properties worth about N518,000.
He said the offence contravened Section 451(1) of the
Criminal Code Cap 34, Vol. 11, Laws of Osun, 2003.
However, the accused pleaded not guilty to the one count
Counsel to the accused, Mrs Bose Adeyinka, prayed the
Magistrate to grant her client bail in the most liberal terms.
The Magistrate, Mrs Olubukola Olowolagba, granted the
accused bail in the sum of N1 million and two sureties in like sum.
Olowolagba said the sureties must reside within the court
jurisdiction with evidence of tax payments and two passport size photographs,
attached with an affidavit of means.
The case was adjourned to Dec. 19 for mention.