Arson Charges Against Shukur Hodge Dropped: Bon Appetit Restaurant Still Faces Reconstruction Challenges


Shukur Hodge received positive news on Friday when the arson charge against him, related to the alleged burning of the $892,000 Bon Appetit restaurant in Falmouth on May 1, 2021, was dropped.

The decision came from Justice Tunde Bakre after the prosecution formally entered a nolle prosequi, citing a lack of evidence against Hodge.

As a result of the case dismissal, Hodge’s record is now clear of the arson charge, and previous bail stipulations no longer apply.

He had been under a $100,000 bond, with travel restrictions and a curfew in place since the incident. Now, he is free from these constraints.

However, beyond Hodge’s legal status, the repercussions persist.

The nearly million-dollar Bon Appetit restaurant remains in ruins, awaiting reconstruction. Additionally, the restaurant’s contents, valued at $395,000, are irreversibly lost.

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