Housewife docked for “calling pastor a prostitute”

A housewife, Nkiruka Ibeanu, was Thursday charged by the police with allegedly calling a female pastor, Lovelyn Mba, a prostitute and threatening to kill her.
Ibeanu, of Abijo in Ibeju-Lekki area of Lagos, was arraigned before Mr B. I. Bakare of an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court, Lagos on a two-count charge marked V/25/2017 bordering on threat to life and breach of peace.
Prosecuting Sergeant Innocent Odugbo, said the alleged incident occurred following a disagreement between the women, sometime last December at Ajangbadi, Lagos.
Odugbo alleged that Ibeanu conducted herself in a manner likely to cause breach of peace by calling Mba a prostitute.
He added: “The defendant also sent text messages to the phone of the complainant, saying, she would kill the complainant.”
According to him, the offences contravened Sections 56 and 166 (d) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
Ibeanu pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Magistrate Bakare granted her N50,000 bail with two sureties in the like sum who must be gainfully employed and have verifiable addresses.
He adjourned till March 29 for mention.

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