Middle-aged man lands in court over defamation and breach of public peace*

*Middle-aged man lands in court over defamation and breach of public peace*

A magistrate court in Akure has remanded one Emmanuel Ajidahun at the olokuta correctional facility in akure over alleged unruly conduct and publication of a defamatory video and WhatsApp texts at an Akure church, Promise Land Prophetic Ministry.

Ajidahun was arraigned by the police for acts capable of breaching the public peace over processes of an ongoing investigation through acts capable of jeopardizing the process.

The four count charges in the case which is between the commissioner of police and Ajidahun Emmanuel Jeminiyi read, “that you, Ajidahun Emmanuel Jeminiyi, male, and others now at large on the 13th day of January, 2019 at promised land prophetic ministry, Akure in the akure magisterial district, did conspired together to commit felony to wit; publication of defamatory, threatening violence and conduct likely and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 516 of the criminal code cap 37 Vol.1 laws of Ondo state of Nigeria, 2006.”

The charge sheet also accused Ajidahun and others at large of publishing defamatory video and WhatsApp text with intent to induce one John Abiodun and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 374(3) and punishable under section 376 of the criminal code cap 37 Vol.1 laws of Ondo state of Nigeria 2006.

Ajidahun was also charged with others at large of threatening one John Abiodun with violence by using policemen in Akure and DSS personnel to harass and humiliate him and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 86(1) of the criminal code cap 37 Vol 1laws of Ondo state of Nigeria 2006, as well as threatening to continue to attack John Abiodun thereby conducting themselves in a manner likely to cause the breach of public peace.

When the charges were read to the defendant, Emmanuel Ajidahun pleaded not guilty and his counsel, Adetunji Osho, prayed the court to admit his client to bail.

The presiding magistrate, R.A Olumilua admitted the defendant in the sum of four hundred thousand naira and two sureties in like sum , one of whom must be a civil servant and the other show prove of ownership of landed property.

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