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Surety docked over alleged failure to produce suspect

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A 39-year-old man, Julius Olatunde, who allegedly aided the escape of a suspect, Mayowa Abiola, was on Wednesday, docked at a Badagry Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State.

The accused, whose address was not given, is facing a two-count charge of perversion of course of justice and failure to produce suspect to which he pleaded not guilty.

The Magistrate, Mr Patrick Adekomaiya, granted the accused bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case until June 26 for mention.

The Prosecutor, ASP. Akpan Ikem, told the court that the accused committed the offences on May 8, at Magistrate Court, Badagry.

He said the accused who stood surety for Abiola in a case of conspiracy and membership of an unlawful society known as Aiye Confraternity, aided his escape from lawful custody.

“The accused entered into bond for the forfeiture of the sum of N100,000 in the charges against Abiola pending before the court.

“The accused aided the escape of Abiola from lawful custody, the prosecutor said.

Ikem added that the offences contravened Sections 409 and 97 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

 

 

 

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