A young Nigerian man was arraigned before a Magistrates’ Court in Ile-Ife on Thursday, December 16 for allegedly writing RIP on his girlfriend picture on social media.

The suspect identified as Oyebode Odewale, reportedly threatened to kill his girlfriend, Ademola Omolade, for refusing to marry him and later shared a photo of her with the caption “RIP” on social media on December 13.

Odewale was charged with two counts of breach of peace and threat to life.

Prosecution Counsel Insp. Sunday Osanyintuyi told the court that Oyebode committed the offence on December 13 around 11:30 pm at Eleyele Street, Ile-Ife. Mr. Osanyintuyi said that the defendant conducted himself in a manner that caused a breach of the public peace by posting RIP on Ademola Omolade’s social media data page.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty. Defence Counsel Ben Adirieje pleaded for bail for the defendant in the most liberal terms.

Magistrate O B Adediwura granted the defendant bail in the sum of N50,000 with one surety in like sum. Adediwura added that the surety must swear to affidavit of means, reside within the court jurisdiction, produce valid identification card and address to be verified by the prosecutor.

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