Breach of peace: Court summons ex-President Shonekan’s son
An Igbosere Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday ordered a son of former Nigerian President, Earnest Shonekan, Adeboye Shonekan to appear in court over a suit he instituted before it.
Magistrate Miss Olanike Olagbende gave the order at the resumed hearing of a case over alleged entering of his sitting room.
The court stated that a witness summon should be issued to Shonekan, following his persistent absence in court during the hearing of the case he instituted against two men.
She however adjourned the case till September 21 for mention.
The police had on May 5, 2016, arraigned two men, Lucky Nwene, 38 and Friday Obinna, 37, for allegedly entering into the sitting room of Shonekan without any invitation.
The defendants were charged on one-count of breach of peace, preferred against them by the police.
The Prosecutor, Corporal Friday Mameh, had told the court that the defendants committed the alleged offence on March 26, at 4, Walter Carrington Crescent, Victoria Island Lagos.
He said that the defendants allegedly conducted themselves in a manner likely to cause breach of peace.
According to the prosecutor the offence committed is punishable under Section 166 (c) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty to the offence, levelled against them.
Consequently, the Magistrate granted them bail in the sum of N150, 000 each with two sureties each in like sum.
Adebayo Shonekan, son of the former interim president, Earnest Shonekan, is the Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian German Chemicals Plc, and a director of several other companies, including Universe Reinsurance Limited, Virgin Nigeria Limited, Critical Rescue International and Intersource S A Limited.
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