​Chinese Woman Sent To Kirikiri Prison For Setting An Hotel In Fire

A 47-year-old Chinese woman who was charged with one-count of arson, was yesterday, remanded in Kirikiri Female Prison in Lagos State, by a justice of an Ikeja High Court.

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Justice Hakeem Oshodi of an Ikeja High Court on Thursday, ordered that a 47-year-old Chinese woman, Zhen Zhen, be remanded in Kirikiri Female Prison for allegedly setting fire to a hotel and damaging the property.

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She was charged with one-count of arson.

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Ms. Zhen had her charges read to her by an interpreter because she does not speak English.

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The charges were read to Ms. Zhen by Kennedy Kenneth in Mandarin.

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After the charge was read to her, she said “I cannot say yes or no to the charge”.

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According to the prosecution led by Mr Tiwaloju Aderoju, Ms. Zhen committed the offence on July 5, 2015 at Ernest Place, No. 28, Bamishile St., Allen Avenue, Lagos.

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“The defendant wilfully set fire to the building of Mr Ernest Uwaneyem and destroyed part of the building,” Mr. Aderoju alleged.

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According to the prosecution, the offence violated Section 341 of the Criminal Law of Lagos 2011.

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Section 341 of the law prescribes a seven-year sentence for anyone found guilty of the offence.

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Justice Oshodi adjourned the case until March 28 for trial. (NAN)

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