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Chinese Woman Remanded In Prison For Setting Hotel Ablaze In Lagos

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A 47-year-old Chinese woman, Zhen Zhen, has been remanded in Kirikiri Prison for allegedly setting a hotel on fire in Lagos.

Naija News gathered that Zhen was arraigned at an Ikeja High Court on Thursday, on a one-count of arson.

Zhen had her charges read to her by an interpreter, Mr Kennedy Kenneth in Mandarin, because she does not speak English.

She therefore, said, “I cannot say yes or no to the charge”.

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

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

Aderoju said the offence contravened Section 341 of the Criminal Law of Lagos 2011.

It was learnt that the section prescribes a seven-year sentence for anyone found guilty of the offence.

Justice Hakeem Oshodi therefore, adjourned the case until March 28. for further mention.

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