Letterkenny Courthouse

Man kicked apartment door after claiming he was sold a banger

December 23, 2021

A Co Donegal student who kicked in an apartment door after claiming he had been sold a banger of a car has been ordered to donate €250 to charity.

David Adindu paid €600 for the car which his solicitor said never really worked as all the warning lights went off on it when he drove it away.

The 21 year old Letterkenny Institute of Technology student appeared at Letterkenny District Court charged with a breach of the peace.

The court heard that on July 8th last Adindu, of Port Road, Letterkenny, arrived at Burnside Apartments in Letterkenny and kicked in the door of Deborah Santana.

He insisted that Ms Santana’s boyfriend had sold him the faulty car and he wanted his money back.

He was arrested and taken to Letterkenny Garda station where he admitted damaging the door.

His solicitor Mr Frank Dorrian said the pair had been friends up until the car had been sold to his client.

Mr Dorrian said “When he got no answer from the apartment he kicked the door.”

He added that his client was studying computer science, has no previous convictions and had paid for the damage to the door.

Judge Raymond Finnegan ordered Adindu to pay €250 to the Jigsaw charity in Letterkenny but warned him that it will increase to €400 if not paid by the next court sitting on February 7th.