Ten­ant (44) caused dam­age to house

Fingal Independent - - NEWS -

A TEN­ANT who ‘went over­board’ af­ter he fell out with his land­lord caused €1,500 worth of dam­age af­ter he smashed up the front door of the house he was rent­ing in Bal­brig­gan.

Nice Usoro (44) had gone to col­lect his be­long­ings af­ter he was evicted from the premises and pan­icked as he had valu­able items that his fam­ily had given him in the house, Swords Dis­trict Court heard.

Garda Kevin Fitz­patrick gave ev­i­dence Usoro had an ar­gu­ment with his land­lord and smashed in the glass front door.

The door came off it’s hinges, the court heard.

Usoro, of Cherry Garth, Bre­can Close, Bal­brig­gan pleaded guilty to caus­ing crim­i­nal dam­age to a house at Castle­land Court on March 15.

The court heard the fa­ther- of-five is cur­rently home­less and in a dif­fi­cult po­si­tion as he is not able to come up with €1,500 to pay for the dam­age at the mo­ment.

But de­fence bar­ris­ter Bernard Sto­bie said the de­fen­dant has €200 with him and if he is given more time he can come up with the rest of the money as he now has a part time job in se­cu­rity. ‘He had gone back to col­lect his items, some of which were valu­able,’ said Mr Sto­bie. ‘There was an el­e­ment of panic but he knows he went way over­board.’

Judge Der­mot Dempsey said he will give the de­fen­dant one chance to come up with the bal­ance of the money and ad­journed the case to Novem­ber 22. He warned the de­fen­dant ‘If you don’t have €1,300 by then you are fac­ing jail.’

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