A 22-year-old man, Damilola Daramola, on Tuesday appeared in an Ile-Ife Magistrates’ Court in Osun for failing to pay N12,700 to Bet9ja game opeartor.
The Prosecution Counsel, ASP Sunday Osanyintuyi, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Feb 21, 2021 at Olonade Area, Ile-Ife.
Osanyintuyi said that the defendant conducted himself in a manner likely to cause breach of public peace, when he played Bet9ja game worth N12, 700 from Akindele Mercy and refused to pay.
The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of Section 249 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Osun, 2002.
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the one-count charge of breach of public peace.
The defence counsel, Mr Unah Sunday, applied for bail for his client in most liberal terms.
Magistrate A.A. Adebayo admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N25, 000 with one surety in like sum.
Adebayo ordered that the surety must swear to affidavit of means, resides within the court jurisdiction as well as produce three recent passport photographs.
He adjourned the case until March 22 for hearing.