Police have arraigned a 39-year-old man, Yemi Falana, before an Ado Ekiti chief magistrate’s court for threatening to kill a Catholic priest, Rev. Fr. Theophilus Olaiya.
The police prosecutor, Johnson Okunade, alleged that the defendant committed the offence on August 22, 2019, at Araromi Obo in Igbemo-Ekiti in the Irepodun/Ifelodun Local Government Area of Ekiti State.
According to him, Falana unlawfully threatened to kill Olaiya with a knife.
The defendant was also of causing a breach of peace, which made him to commit an offence contrary to Section 86 (2) of the Criminal Code, Cap C 16, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.
However, Falana pleaded not guilty to the offences.
His lawyer, Peter Oluwanisola, therefore urged the court to grant him bail.
Oluwanisola promised that his client would not jump bail, promising that Falana would always make himself available for trial.
The Chief Magistrate, Aderopo Adegboye, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum.
The chief magistrate adjourned the case until September 18 for further hearing.