Monday Udor, a 41-year-old tailor was made to appear in Ajegunle Magistrates’ Court following an allegation that he ruined a customer’s clothes worth a total sum of N10,000.
The defendant, who resides at No 2, Kudaisi St., Olodi Apapa, Lagos, is facing one count of malicious damage, the allegation to which he pleaded “not guilty”.
The prosecutor, Inspector Olugbenga Salami, told the court that Mr. Ugo, the customer who is pressing charges took his clothing material to the defendant’s shop for sewing on Friday, April 4th but Udor could not return it as at when due.
According to the prosecutor, when Ugo eventually called back to collect his clothes from Udor, the materials were partly burnt in the process of ironing.
The complainant, however, asked for a refund of the cost of the clothes but then the defendant was unwilling to pay.
According to the prosecutor, the offense contravenes the provision of Section 339 of the Lagos State Criminal Code Laws, 2015.
The magistrate, Mrs. Oluwakemi Williams-Isichie, in her judgment, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N20,000 with two responsible sureties who must show evidence of tax payment.
She adjourned the case until June 3rd for mention.