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Surety accused of aiding defendant’s escape docked



An Ile-Ife Magistrates’ Court in Osun on Tuesday  arraigned a 33-year-old surety, Adeagbo Idowu, for allegedly aiding a defendant’s escape.

The Prosecutor, Insp Sunday Osanyintuyi, told the court that the accused committed the offence on Dec. 12, 2018 at about  1:00 p.m. at “A” Divisional Police Headquarters in Moore, Ile-Ife.

Osanyintuyi said that the surety aided  the escape of one Ayodeji Ojo, having known that he committed the offences of burglary and stealing.

He said that the surety’s act  contravened Section 126 (2) of the Criminal Code,  Laws of Osun,  2002.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty when his plea was taken.

The defence counsel, Mr Sunday Unah, applied for bail of  his client in the most liberal terms.

The Magistrate, Mr Olukunle Owolabi, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N200,000 with one surety in like sum.

He  said that the surety must swear to an affidavit of means and must reside within the court’s  jurisdiction.

The magistrate also ordered that the surety must be a  state civil servant on  Grade Level 10 while the home and office addresses  must be verified.

He adjourned the case till June 25 for hearing.