A man is standing trial at Sabo Magistrate’s Court, for allegedly beating up his landlord and attacking a policeman, tearing his singlet which the prosecution said cost N90,000.
The defendant, Mr. Akinsola Ajayi, 32, was arraigned on five counts of assault and malicious damage.
When the case was called up in court, the prosecution could not read the charge sheet clearly and after several failed attempts, the Magistrate, Mrs. Bola Folarin-Williams, halted the proceeding in anger.
She said, “Who are you reading the charge sheet to? Is it to the court or the accused person? Are you strange to this court? You don’t know how to read the charge sheet or what?”
Folarin-Williams subsequently adjourned the case until April 23 and Ajayi was returned to detention.
The charge sheet, which our correspondent obtained, reads in part, “That you, Akinsola Ajayi on the December 5, 2012 at about 10.30pm at 13 Adebolu Street Bariga in the Lagos Magisterial district, did conduct yourself in a manner likely to cause breach of peace by unlawfully disorganising the peaceful environment o fthe Street and throwing out bucket, property of one Ibrahim Olusesi and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 166 (d) of criminal law of Lagos State.”