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Landlord arraigned for refusing to vacate house after selling it

The police on Thursday arraigned a 49-year-old landlord, Danjuma Baye, before a Kado area court, Abuja, for refusing to vacate his house after selling it.…

The police on Thursday arraigned a 49-year-old landlord, Danjuma Baye, before a Kado area court, Abuja, for refusing to vacate his house after selling it.

The police charged Baye of Jabi Daki Biyu village, Abuja, with criminal breach of trust and cheating.

The prosecutor, Stanley Nwafoaku, said the complainant, Isah Abdulmumuni, of the same address, reported the matter at the Life Camp Police Station through the Jabi Daki Biyu Police Outpost on July 8.

Nwafoaku said that the defendant on January 7, sold his three-bedroom house located at the same address to the complainant for N780,000.

He said the complainant paid the sum of N580,000 with the parties agreeing that the balance of N200,000 would be paid when the defendant vacated the property before March.

He further said that when the agreed time came, the defendant refused to move out and also refused to refund the money he collected earlier.

The defendant, who had been arraigned in the same court on September 15, for collecting N425,000, from two people with the promise of offering them jobs, pleaded not guilty.

His counsel, Mrs Charity Samuel, prayed the court to grant him bail in the most liberal terms, citing Sections 35(4) and 36(5) of the 1999 Constitution and Sections 158 and 165 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) 2015.

The Judge, Muhammed Wakili, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N300, 000 with a surety in like sum and adjourned to October 25. (NAN)