Morufat Muyideen, a 33-year-old female tenant of a building belonging to one Mr Charles Archibong, was on Friday in Lagos arraigned for allegedly attempting to set Archibong’s building ablaze.
Muyideen, who appeared before an Apapa Chief Magistrates’ Court, is facing a three-count charge of assault, attempted arson and breach of the peace.
Muyideen, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges levelled against her before Chief Magistrate Amos Adeyemi.
Police prosecutor Friday Inedu insisted that the Muyideen had a case to answer, alleging that the accused attempted to set the building ablaze ``with her sanity intact’’.
He said the accused committed the alleged offences during a disagreement between her and other occupants of the building.
Inedu said the offences were committed on April 4 at about 9 p.m., at No. 34A, Adeowo Lane, Gaskiya Road, Ijora-Badia, Lagos.
``When Muyideen was overpowered in her attempt to set the house ablaze, she resulted to physically assaulting Mrs Grace Archibong, the wife of the landlord.
``The accused caused Grace bodily harm and caused breach of the peace by fighting other tenants and injuring some of them in the process,’’ he said.
The prosecutor said the accused contravened Sections 166 (D) 171 and 340 of the Criminal Code Laws of Lagos State 2011.
Adeyemi granted the accused bail in the sum of N30,000 with one surety in like sum.
He also ordered that the surety must show proof of tax payment to the Lagos State Government and that his or her address must be verified by the prosecutor.
The chief magistrate adjourned the case to May 31 for trial.