Court adjourns demolition case against Chief Imam of Ibereko



The Magistrates’ Court sitting in Badagry, Lagos State, on Thursday adjourned the case an alleged destruction Aje Shrine in Ibereko, filed against Chief Abdul-Fatai Gbadamosi, 69, and others large, until Aug.18.

Chief Magistrate Lazarus Hotepo, adjourned the case against Gbadamosi, who is also Chief Imam Ibereko Community, to allow both parties to settle out court.

The News Nigeria (NAN) reports that Gbadamosi was accused destroying the Aje Shrine in Badagry.

He was arraigned on March 18, when he pleaded not guilty to the charge against him.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Ade Adeosun, told the court that the defendant the offence on March 17 about 1.00 p.m. Ibereko Community, Badagry area Lagos.

Adeosun said that the defendant damaged the Aje Shrine, being property Ibereko Community.

He said that the defendant acted in a manner likely to cause breach public peace by disturbing traditional religion worship the Aje Shrine.

The prosecution said that the defendant was caught during the act and handed over to the police for prosecution.

According to him, the offence contravened the provisions Sections 339 and 168 the Criminal Law Lagos State, 2015.

The court granted him bail of N500, 000 and ordered him to produce two sureties.

The trial was to continue on April 13, but could not hold due to the strike by workers, and was then adjourned until July 1 for hearing. (NAN)