An Isolo Magistrates’ Court sitting in Lagos State on Wednesday remanded one Adewale Mabun in prison for allegedly selling off his late father’s house without the knowledge of his siblings.
The 62-year-old man, a native of Ogun state had single handedly sold his late father’s house, a bungalow located at 11, Silva Street, Mushin, where the family buried their late father, to one Rasheed Komolafe, who paid him N500, 000 in cash, P. M News gathered.
According to the report, during the negotiations, Komolafe got Mabun to agree that he would evacuate his late father’s corpse to enable him to take possession and he would be paid another undisclosed amount for the evacuation.
Trouble started after Mabun secretly evacuated their father’s corpse from the tomb and carried it to their home town and buried it without telling anyone and reportedly stayed back in the village where he married a new wife.
When other members of the family realized what Mabun had done, they battled with the issue and asked Komolafe to collect his money back from Mabun.
Komolafe was said to have reported to the police when the pressure was much on him.
The police subsequently trailed Mabun to his hometown, arrested him and brought him back to Lagos to face prosecution.
When the police asked him to refund the money, he said he had spent it by building a shop in their village and marrying another wife.
He was, however, charged to court with obtaining under false pretence and stealing.
Mabun reportedly pleaded not guilty when the charges were read to him.
The presiding Magistrate, Mrs. A. K. Shonubi, granted him bail in the sum of N200, 000 with one surety in like sum.
Shonubi adjourned the case till April 11, 2016, for hearing, ordering that he be remanded in custody at the Kirikiri Prison pending when he will perfect his bail condition.