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Court remands surety for failing to produce accused

By Nofisat Marindoti, The Nigerian Voice, Osogbo
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A Magistrate Court in Osogbo, capital of Osun State presided over by Magistrate Adenike Olowolagba, has ordered that a surety, Adeyemo Clement be remanded in prison custody for failing to produce the accused he stood for.

Prosecutor Duro Adekunle told the court that Clement, from April 2016 to the 28th of October, 2017, intentionally disrespected the court by failing to produce one Abeeb Owolabi, an accused he stood surety for.

Adekunle said Clement also conspired with the principal accused to abscond and prevented him from attending his criminal trial.

The Prosecutor added that the offence contravened sections 126(2), 133(9) and 192 of the Criminal Code Cap 34, volume II, Laws of Osun State of Nigeria, 2002.

Meanwhile, Clement pleaded not guilty to the charges levelled against him and his counsel, Barrister Abimbola Ige, prayed the court for his bail in the most liberal terms.

In his ruling however, Magistrate Olowolagba ordered that the accused be remanded in prison custody and adjouned the case till the 27th of December, 2017.

She also asked the counsel to come by way of formal bail application on the adjourned date.