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An Octogenarian farmer, Daniel Ajo, appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Thursday for maliciously damaging a fence

Ajo, 84, a resident of Ajose Close, Oke-Odo, Lagos, is being tried for breach of peace and damages, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

The prosecutor, Insp. George Nwosu, told the court that the accused committed the offence on August 13 at Sunny Adu Street, Oke-Odo, Lagos.

Nwosu said the accused maliciously damage a fence belonging to one Adebayo Ajose.

He said the accused threatened to pull down any fence erected by the complainant and he carried out his threat.

“The complainant constructed a perimeter fence round his building at the back of the accused’s house. The following morning, the complainant discovered that the fence had been demolished,” NAN quoted the prosecutor as saying in court.

“The complainant arrested the accused because when he came with bricklayers to erect the fence, the accused challenged him and tried to stop the workers.

“The accused vowed to demolish the fence if erected,” he said.

The offences, Nwosu said, contravened sections 166 and 348 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011, which on conviction attracts three-year imprisonment.

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