32-yr land tussle fallout: Man docked over threat to burn monarch’s palace

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By Onozure Dania

Lagos—A 67-year-old man, Shamsideen Adebimpe, who allegedly threatened to burn down the palace of the Oni Isheri of Isheri Olofin in Alimosho Local Government Area, Lagos, Oba Wahab Ayinde Balogun, has been charged before an Igbosere Magistrate’s Court.

Adebimpe, who resides at Adebimpe Avenue, Old Isheri Olofin, is standing trial on a six-count charge bordering on conspiracy, breach of peace, arson threat and contempt of court preferred against him by the Police.

It was reported that trouble started after a Lagos High Court judgment on a land dispute was won by the monarch, after 32 years of litigation.

The prosecutor, Inspector Stephen Molo, told the court that Adebimpe and others, who are still at large, committed the alleged offences between June 2012 and September 2017, at Isheri Olofin.

Allegations

Molo said the defendant and his accomplices acted in a…



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