One would imagine what could have made a client get a painter arrested and eventually charge him to court after completion of the job. Apparently, he must have done a terrible job or caused serious damages to the car, enough to aggravate the owner. According to a new report reaching us, a certain 55-year-old painter was recently charged to a Lagos court for allegedly damaging a car belonging to his customer. Yes, the painter identified as Isaac Adeyemi was reportedly arraigned before the court on Monday 11th of October 2021 and reports have it that the damaged car is worth around ₦4.2 million.
The painter was brought before the Ikeja Chief Magistrates' Court for damaging a customer's car
The car painter that was brought before the Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court lives at Eshadeu Bus-stop. Iyana Iyesi, Ota in Ogun State. Adeyemi was charged for damages and causing a breach of peace. The prosecutor, ASP Clifford Ogu, informed the court that the offences were committed at Ladoje Mechanic Village, Oko Oba, Agege in Lagos State on the 2nd of March 2021.
According to the prosecutor, one Mr Akinola Akinwunmi, who is the complainant, gave his car, a Toyota Sienna, with an estimated value of ₦4.2 million, to the defendant for painting. However, it was revealed that the defendant allegedly took the car out of the workshop for personal use without taking permission from the owner. Ogu added that the defendant drove the Sienna space bus recklessly and ended up hitting the wall which caused serious damages to it. The prosecutor stated that the offences levied against the painter contravened Section 168 and 350 of the Lagos State Criminal Law (2015). The defendant however pleaded not guilty to the charges levied against him. Mrs S.K Matepo, who is the sitting Chief Magistrate in charge of the case, granted Adeyemi a bail of ₦500,000 with two sureties in like sum. The case was adjourned until the 22nd of October 2021.
Meanwhile, watch the below viral video from 2018 to take caution of some fake auto body repairers that usually wreak havoc on people's vehicles.
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