A 41-year-old tailor, Monday Udor, on Tuesday, appeared in an Ajegunle Magistrates’ Court for allegedly damaging a customer’s clothes worth N10,000.
The defendant is facing one-count charge of malicious damage, the allegation to which he pleaded not guilty.
The prosecutor, Insp Olugbenga Salami, told the court that one Mr Ugo Friday took his clothes to the defendant’s shop for sewing on April 4 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.
He said the complainant asked for a refund of the cost of the clothes, the defendant refused to pay.
According to the prosecutor, the offence contravenes the provision of Section 339 of the Lagos State Criminal Code Laws, 2015.
However, the magistrate, Mrs Oluwakemi Williams-Isichie, 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 3 for mention.