Tenant remanded in prison for hypnotizing landlady over unpaid rent
By Felix Kuyinu
A tenant, Muritala Bankole, has been remanded in prison for allegedly charming his landlady in order to scurve house rents which was owed for some years.
The landlady, Olapade Afusat, whose house is situated at Magaji Street, Abaranje Ikotun, where the incident happened had reported at the Ikotun Division that Bankole, in an attempt to escape without payment sprinkled a black substance suspected to be a charm at the compound premises to get Afusat hypnotized.
The complainant also disclosed that the tenant was caught with mixture of what appeared like salt and water alongside other items, chanting the name of the former as he moved around the house at midnight hours.
Afusat said that the substance prevented her from further making demand of her rent with sources disclosing to her that Bankole was on the brink of taking over the house from her.
Why interrogated for the reason of his action by the police, Bankole was unable to give satisfactory response as the landlady was said to have claimed it was a ploy to skip rent payment and take over her house which she inherited from her parents.
The police found Bankole culpable and charged him before Ejigbo Magistrates court for conduct likely to cause breach of public peace.
He pleaded not guilty.
The prosecutor, Supol Kenneth Asibor, did not oppose his bail but asked court for a short adjournment for trial.
Thus, the Presiding Magistrate, Teslimi Shomade, granted Bankole bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties in like sum.
He was remanded in prison custody pending when he would be able to perfect the bail condition.
The matter was adjourned till 21st November, 2018.