An Ile-Ife Magistrates’ Court in Osun State, on Thursday, remanded a 50-year-old man, Adebolu Oluwanifemi, in prison custody for alleged threat to life and breach of peace.
The magistrate, Mr Olukunle Owolawi, who refused the defendant bail, ordered his remand in the Ile-Ife Prison and adjourned the case till June 13 for further hearing.
Earlier, the prosecutor, Inspector Abdullahi Emmanuel, had told the court that the defendant committed the offences on June 3 around 3pm at the Ooni of Ife’s palace in Ile-Ife.
Emmanuel said the defendant conspired with others now at large to commit felony to wit; breach of public peace.
He said the defendant conducted himself in a manner that could lead to breach of peace by causing panic among the residents of Toro village via Ile-Ife.
Emmanuel said the defendant threatened the life of the appointed Baale of Toro and the entire villagers, and made the place ungovernable.
The prosecutor said the offences contravened sections 86, 249 (d) and 516 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Osun, 2002.
The News Agency of Nigeria reported that the defendant pleaded not guilty to the three counts of conspiracy, breach of peace and threat to life.