Surety Jailed Two Months Over Missing Defendant


An Iyaganku Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ibadan on Friday sentenced one  Goddy Nwode, 45, to two months imprisonment for failure to produce the woman he stood surety for.

The Magistrate, Mercy Amole-Ajimoti, ordered that Nwode should spend two months in Agodi prison for perversion of justice.

“He is sentenced  to two months imprisonment for his failure to produce the defendant in court and trying to pervert the cause of justice following  three adjournments,” the magistrate said. 

She, however, gave him an option to pay N25,000 as  fine in lieu of the bail bond he entered.

Nwode stood in as surety to one Angela Awoke, 38, in a case of unlawful assault.

According to the prosecutor, Insp Sunday Ojeleye, Awoke allegedly assaulted one Margaret Zakariah by tearing her cloth and pouring water on her while arguing over  N150 change.

Ojeleye said the defendant committed the offence  on Sept.ember 2, 2018 at  7:30p.m. at Podo area of Ibadan.

The offence, the prosecutor said, contravened Section 355 of the Criminal Laws of Oyo State, 2000.



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