Surety lands in court for failing to produce accused

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By Abimbola Abatta, Osogbo

Osun State Police Command on Monday arraigned one Adeshiyan Obasanjo before the state Magistrates’ court over allegedly failing to produce the accused he stood 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 the accused stood surety for one Yeye Bukola who is being alleged in a case of obtaining money by false pretence, dud cheque at Dugbe police station that he will produce her on July 9 and any other date as requested until the case against her is finally disposed of as required in section 17 Criminal Procedure Law.

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

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

However, the accused person pleaded not guilty to the allegations slammed against him.

Defence Counsel, Okobe Najite applied for the bail of the accused person.

In a swift reaction, the prosecutor opposed the bail application made by the counsel.

He informed the court that the accused and the person he stood for relocated to Ogun since July, and the accused did not show up since then.

Adeoye also said 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.