Fraudster lands in jail for jumping bail

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Abimbola Abatta, Osogbo

An Osogbo Magistrates’ Court on Thursday remanded a 30-year-old man, Wasiu Abiodun in the correctional centre for jumping bail and failing to face his trial in the court.

Police prosecutor, ASP Fagboyinbo Abiodun informed the court that Wasiu Abiodun being the accused person in charge number MOS/22C/19 at Chief Magistrate court 4 a case which he defrauds one Alhaja Sakirat Abdullazeez of N2,400,000.

He alleged that the accused person did intentionally disrespect the honourable court by absenting himself from the court on the following days: April 4, 2019, April 11, 2019, May 2, 2019, June 3, 2019, August 15, 2019, October 3, 2019, December 16, 2019, February 6, 2020, and February 24, 2020.

The prosecutor said the offence committed by the accused contrary to and punishable under Section 126 of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol ll Law of Osun State 2002.

The accused person pleaded not guilty to the allegation preferred against him.

Defence Counsel, Oluseye oluyonbo applied for the bail of the accused person in the most liberal term.

He stated that the accused person has been in one custody to the other in connection with his former case.

Oluyonbo explained that the accused person was picked by EFCC and remanded in Ado Ekiti correctional centre, and also he was just discharged from Omu Aran custody from the offence he was convicted and which he was fined in 13th August 2019.

Presiding Magistrate, Adijat Oloyade ordered the remand of the accused person in Ilesa correctional centre pending his trial saying that his defence counsel did not deem it fit to come and inform the court that his client is in another case which causes the arrest of his two surety.

She thereby adjourned the case till  October 22, 2020, for hearing.