Man docked for refusing to pay 5-month hotel bill

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A 40 year old man Oluwaseyi owoeye, who allegedly lodged in a hotel for five months and refused to pay the hotel for the services rendered to him, was on Thursday charged before an Igbosere Magistrate’s Court Lagos.

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The defendant, who resides at 7, Emmanuel Achdiw, Street, Ajiwe in Ajah area of Lagos, is standing trial on a one count charge preferred against him by the police.

The prosecutor ‎Inspector Ingobo Emby, told the court that the defendant between November 2013 and March 2014, between 6pm and 6am, committed the alleged offence.

He said that‎ the defendant unlawfully lodged in Dover Hotel, in Lekki Phase 1, Lagos, in Eti-Osa local government area and accumulated bill to the tune of N1.7million and refused to pay.

According to him, the offence committed is punishable under sections 313 (a), criminal law of Lagos state 2011.

The Magistrate M. Owumi, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N300,000, with two sureties in like sum.

He said that the sureties must be gainfully employed, show evidence of three years tax payment ‎to Lagos State government and have their addresses verified.

The case was adjourned till March 27, for mention.

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