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Court remands son for burning father’s favourite chair


Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a 30-year-old graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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A Kubwa Grade I Area Court in Abuja on Thursday ordered that a 27-year-old applicant, Marvelous Irabor, who pleaded guilty to burning his father’s favourite chair, be remanded in a correction centre, pending sentencing.

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The Judge, Ibrahim Balarabe, gave the order after Irabor pleaded guilty to inciting disturbance of public peace and causing mischief by fire.

Mr Balarabe adjourned sentencing until Sept.16.

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The Prosecution Counsel, John Okpa told the court that Irabor Paul reported the matter at the Kubwa Police Station on Aug. 26.

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He said complainant’s son acted in a manner to commit an offence and intentionally set his father’s favourite couch on fire, destroyed a television and other valuable items valued N39, 300.

The offence contravened the provisions of sections 114 and 337 of the Penal Code.


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