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Land Infractions: Former Special Assistant Fayose Sentenced Six Months

FORMER EKITI STATE GOVERNOR, AYODELE FAYOSE 

*** Or N40,000 Fine Option 

A former Special Assistant to the immediate past Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State on Union Matters, Fasuba was on Monday (yesterday) sentenced to six months imprisonment over unlawful entry into a land and malicious damage to a property.

The former special assistant was sentenced by an Ado Ekiti Chief Magistrate’s Court, presided over by Senior Magistrate Omolola Akosile,

The court in its judgment sentenced Fasuba to six months imprisonment with an option of N20, 000 fine on each of the two counts.

Senior Magistrate Akosile arrived at the decision after finding Fasuba guilty of the two out of the three-count charges he was arraigned for.

The Nigeria Police Force, NPF, through its prosecutor, Insp. Monica Ikebuilo, had told the court that the defendant committed the offence on January 14, 2018 at Moferere area, Ado Ekiti, in the Ado Ekiti Magisterial District.

Specifically, the prosecutor had argued that the defendant unlawfully entered into the land and maliciously damaged fence wall properties of one Catherine Ashowo valued at N350, 000.

According to the prosecutor, the offences committed contravenes and is punishable under Sections 81 and 451 of Criminal Code Cap C 16 Vol 1 Law of Ekiti State of Nigeria 2012.

Besides, the convicted Fasuba was equally charged with the offence of conducting himself “in a manner likely to cause breach of peace in public place and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 249 (d) of Criminal Code C 16 Vol 1 Law of Ekiti State of Nigeria 2012.”

But Fasuba had pleaded not guilty to the charges.

However, in handing down its judgment, Senior Magistrate Akosile declared that, “On count 1, the defendant is found guilty as charged; he is hereby sentenced to six months imprisonment with an option of N20, 000 fine. 

“On count 2, the defendant is found guilty as charged, he is hereby sentenced to six months imprisonment with an option of N20, 000 fine” as he was discharged and acquitted of the third count.

“The prison term is to run concurrently while the fine is cumulative.”

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