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Man in court for failing to produce son for trial

A 50-year-old man, Rafiu Ayantayo, who stood as surety for his son, Biodun, was on Thursday arraigned in an Iyaganku magistrates’ court, Ibadan, Oyo State,…

A 50-year-old man, Rafiu Ayantayo, who stood as surety for his son, Biodun, was on Thursday arraigned in an Iyaganku magistrates’ court, Ibadan, Oyo State, for allegedly failing to produce the son in court for trial.

The police charged Ayantayo with perverting the course of justice.

The police had charged the son, Biodun, with house breaking and theft.

The prosecutor, Inspector Toyin Ibrahim, told the court that Rafiu failed to produce him in court on March 26, as promised, contrary to Section 126(1) of the Criminal Laws of Oyo State, 2000.

The defendant pleaded not guilty.

The Magistrate, Kausarat Ayofe, admitted him to bail in the sum of N50,000 and adjourned the case to June 4.

 

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