A 45-year old trader identified as Mrs Olufunmilayo Adeogun was on Wednesday arraigned before Magistrate A.A Adebisi (Mr) of the Oyo state Magistrate court sitting in Iyaganku, Ibadan for allegedly pouring detergent and water into her neighbour’s food.
Mrs Adeogun was arraigned on a one court charge of causing a breach of the peace in the suit delineated MI/36C/2018 but she pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The prosecutor, Mrs Temitope Daudu had alleged before the court that the accused had on the March 7 at about 6 pm around Boluwaji Area of Ibadan conduct herself in a manner to breach the peace.
Part of the charge had read that she “did conduct yourself in a manner likely to cause a breach of the peace by pouring detergent and water into the ground beans and shoes of another woman identified as Mrs Aminat Popoola.”
According to Daudu, the offence was contrary to and punishable under Section 249 of the criminal code Cap38 Vol. II Laws of Oyo State of Nigeria, 2000.
In her statement at the police station, the Mrs Adeogun had claimed that the victim, Mrs Popoola, was always fomenting trouble and had denied pouring detergent into the ground beans that was presented at the police station.
“I don’t know anything about the detergent that she claimed although when I get to the police station this morning I saw substance inside the beans she brought to the station,” she said.
Magistrate Adebisi in his ruling granted Mrs Adeogun bail in the sum of N50, 000 and one surety in like sum and adjourned the case till April 24, 2018.