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Surety Lands in Court for Failing to Produce Accused Person


By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo

Osun State Police command has dragged one Adeshiyan Obasanjo before the state Magistrate court over alleged failure to produce the accused he stood surety for at the police station.

Police prosecutor, Inspector Adeoye Kayode told the court that the accused person committed the offence on July 8, 2020 at Dugbe police station.

He alleged that Obasanjo stood surety for one Yeye  Bukola who was being alleged in a case of obtaining money under false pretence, dud cheque at Dugbe police station that he  will produce her on July 9, 2020 and any other date as requested until the case against her is finally disposed of as required in section 17 Criminal Prosedure Law.

Adeoye furthered said that the accused did aid the escape of the accused he stood for to travel out of Osun state thereby jeopardised the investigation of the police.

He noted that the offence committed by the accused is contrary to and punishable under section 137 and 126 of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol ll Law of Osun state 2002.

Obasanjo however, pleaded not guilty to the allegations levelled against him.

Defence Counsel, Okobe Najite applied for the bail of the accused person in most liberal term.

But the prosecutor,  vehemently opposed to the application made by the defence counsel informing the court that the accused and the person he stood for relocated to Ogun since July, and has not show up since then.

Adeoye disclosed that the surety was tracked before he was apprehended.

In his ruling, Magistrate A.A Adeyeba granted the accused bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum.

He thereby adjourned the case till December 9, 2020 for hearing.



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