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Father drags sons’ to court for stealing his properties when he travelled abroad

A man identified as Ade Olowopopo has dragged his two sons, Kunle and Mayowa to court for allegedly assaulting their sister and stealing his belongings.

The assault on their sister, Bisi Olowopopo happened at their residence in Lakwe Lekki area of Lagos State.

The suspects were arraigned at an Ebute Metta Magistrate’s Court on Monday on five-count charge of assault, breaking, stealing, and posing a threat to life.

Prosecution counsel Paul Ugorji told the court that when the plaintiff was abroad in 2019, the defendants committed the crime.

According to him, the defendants broke into their father’s compound, beat up their older sister, and drove her out. They then took a block moulding machine and a N7 million Toyota 4Runner Jeep without getting his permission.

A family dispute has developed from information presented in court that the sons belonged to Olowopopo’s second wife, with whom he disagrees, particularly on the boys’ paternity.

Ugorji stated that the acts committed, violated and were against Sections 411, 172, 287, 56, and 168(d) of the Lagos State 2015 Criminal Laws.

The charges read in part, “That you, Adekunle Olowopopo, 35, and Mayowa Olowopopo, 33, sometime in 2019 at Lakwe Lekki, Lagos, in the Lagos Magisterial District, did conspire together to commit felony to wit assault, stealing, breaking and entry and conduct likely to cause a breach of peace and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 411 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2015.”

Magistrate O. M. Ajayi accepted their petition and granted them N40,000 bail with one responsible surety.