Legal Battle Unfolds: Nigerian Man Initiates Legal Proceedings Against Sons Over Alleged Assault and Theft

Legal Battle Unfolds: Nigerian Man Initiates Legal Proceedings Against Sons Over Alleged Assault and Theft

Ade Olowopopo, a Nigerian man, has taken legal action against his two sons, Kunle and Mayowa, accusing them of assaulting their sister, Bisi Olowopopo, and stealing his properties while he was overseas.

Family Turmoil in Lakwe Lekki: Alleged Assault and Theft at the Olowopopo Residence

The disturbing incidents, involving assault and property theft, transpired at the Olowopopo family residence in Lakwe Lekki, Lagos State.

Court Appearance and Charges: Five-Count Charge for Assault, Breaking and Entering, Stealing, and Threats to Life

The accused sons faced a five-count charge, including assault, breaking and entering, stealing, and posing a threat to life, during their arraignment at the Ebute Metta Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

Prosecution’s Case: Alleged Crimes Committed in 2019 While Father Was Abroad

Paul Ugorji, the prosecution counsel, detailed that the crimes took place in 2019 when Ade Olowopopo was overseas. The brothers reportedly forcefully entered their father’s compound, assaulted their sister, and took valuable possessions without consent.

Family Feud Unveiled: Disputes Over Paternity and Alleged Involvement of Second Wife

The courtroom revelations exposed an underlying family dispute, hinting at disagreements between Ade Olowopopo and his second wife, to whom the accused sons belong. Paternity issues and familial disagreements are at the heart of the ongoing legal proceedings.

Violations of Criminal Laws: Accusations Under Lagos State 2015 Criminal Laws

The accused sons, Adekunle Olowopopo, 35, and Mayowa Olowopopo, 33, are charged with violating several sections of the Lagos State 2015 Criminal Laws, including Sections 411, 172, 287, 56, and 168(d).

Charges and Legal Proceedings: A Glimpse Into the Accusations

Quoting from the charges, the prosecution outlined, “That you, Adekunle Olowopopo, 35, and Mayowa Olowopopo, 33, sometime in 2019 at Lakwe Lekki, Lagos, in the Lagos Magisterial District, did conspire together to commit a felony, to wit assault, stealing, breaking and entry, and conduct likely to cause a breach of peace and thereby committed an offense punishable under Section 411 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2015.”

Magistrate’s Decision: Acceptance of the Petition and Granting of Bail

Magistrate O. M. Ajayi accepted the petition and granted bail to the accused sons. Each was released on a bail amount of N40,000 with one responsible surety, marking the beginning of legal proceedings in this family dispute.

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